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News from December 25, 2013

December 26, 2013

University of Maine at Farmington negotiating to extend gas pipeline

Summit Natural Gas says the university’s letter of intent was an “important step” in justifying building a pipeline to the region.

December 25, 2013

New home sales dip after October surge of purchases

October’s pace was the highest since July 2008, so November’s 2.1 percent drop isn’t concerning.

December 25, 2013


December 25, 2013

Target ‘doing everything to regain customer trust, expert says

Even before the breach that exposed customer data, the company was struggling to boost sales.

December 25, 2013

Target warns of scam emails


December 25, 2013

Regulators approve cost hike for first-class stamp

The temporary move will make the price of a stamp 49 cents as other shipping costs also are on the rise.

December 25, 2013

With sales sagging, stores turn to deeper discounts and Old Navy started running ‘after Christmas’ deals Tuesday to bolster a weak holiday season.

December 25, 2013

Retailers see drops in shoppers

An analyst says the numbers are ‘scaring’ as mall traffic and spending are both off from last year.

December 26, 2013

Headphones making a statement

The normally overlooked consumer electronics item is a must-have holiday gift.