As the Governor's Office holds off on approving the large purchase, districts are facing budget deadlines and training uncertainties."
Four former Hostess snack cake bakeries – in Illinois, Kansas, Georgia and Indiana – are scheduled to re-open within eight to 10 weeks.
The U.S. Senate sends to the House a bill to allow the FAA to shuffle funds so it can stop furloughs and flight delays.
The report also finds oil consumption is down in the commercial sector by 20 percent, and in the industrial sector by a significant 40 percent, since 2007.
With a smoldering-battery fix in the works, the company can focus on building new planes.
Officials fear yet another economic contraction would bring bad publicity and scare off consumers.
Job seekers who turned out for a hospitality and retail job fair at the Maine Mall show determination and optimism, while employers give mixed reviews of the talent pool.