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News from July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

Stocks surging after Bernanke allays stimulus fear

The Dow and S&P 500 surge past all-time highs after the Fed chairman promises 'a highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future.'

July 11, 2013

Plan would open parts of closed fishing areas

The three areas under consideration are south of the Gulf of Maine and to the south and east of Cape Cod.

July 12, 2013

Orvis to open outlet in Freeport

Orvis, a fly fishing specialty retailer, will open a store just a block from L.L. Bean's headquarters.

July 11, 2013


July 11, 2013

Wall Street makes gains for fifth day

The continuation of federal low-interest-rate policy spurs borrowing and investing.

July 11, 2013

SEC lifts ban on hedge fund ads

July 11, 2013

Tribune wants to split in two

The company would divide its broadcasting and publishing interests, much like News Corp.

July 12, 2013

Mainers paying a premium for homeowners' insurance

 Maine homeowners pay more, and some struggle to get quotes, in the wake of destructive Atlantic storms.

August 28, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Pika Energy's president putting new spin on power