Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says naming the vessel after East Millinocket and Millinocket honors the military contributions made by the men and women from those mill towns.
Social Security judges say they sometimes award benefits because they have a de facto quota.
A new law will eventually allow small businesses to raise up to $1 million a year by selling shares.
Microsoft and Google each rise 3 percent as stock market indexes remain mostly unchanged.
The downbeat public attitudes in a survey coincide with recent reports showing an economic slowdown.