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News from February 11, 2014

February 12

Bath Iron Works makes final three in cutter design competition

BIW is still in the running as the Coast Guard continues to narrow the field from the eight submissions.

February 12

Deal between civic center, Time Warner puts Class A title games back on TV Several photos included in this story

The traditional airing of high school basketball battles for a Gold Ball trophy were at risk before Time Warner and the civic center resolved their dispute.

February 12

Century Tire, a landmark Portland business, to close after 88 years Several photos included in this story

Loyal customers lament the departure of owner Dick Aronson, 78, and his family-run company.

February 12

Maine Medical Center gets state OK for $40 million expansion Several photos included in this story

The project will expand existing operating space and add new operating rooms.

February 11

Mass. AG seeks ban on home liens by casinos

Connecticut-based Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos place liens on homes of residents who owe the casinos money advanced for gambling.

February 11

GM details CEO pay to deflect critics

The firm says Mary Barra will get 58 percent more than her male predecessor.

February 11

Icahn backs off pressing Apple to buy back stock

Apple’s board would have had to increase the volume of authorized stock buybacks.

February 11

Group files to block deal with JPMorgan

Better Markets challenges the record civil settlement reached by the attorney general and the bank.

February 11

Investors hoping Yellen on same page

They will be scrutinizing every word when the new Fed chair makes her first public remarks to Congress.

February 11

DirecTV's choice of substitute forecaster proves stormy

Weather-dependent businesses miss the Weather Channel's in-depth analysis and say the WeatherNation's forecasts aren't relevant.

February 11