A Canadian company will buy the highbrow brand, which has struggled to keep up with competition even though sales of luxury items has increased.
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will visit the Norridgewock New Balance manufacturing facility on Monday.
The proposed New England General Permits would replace a state-by-state permitting system to authorize activities in the inland waters and off the coasts of New England.
The commonly-used tanker cars – several of which exploded earlier this month in Lac-Megantic – have come under heavy scrutiny by safety experts, but new rules that would require safety fixes have been delayed by nearly a year.
The result would be the world's largest advertising firm – with repercussions for the entire industry.