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News from July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013

Reports point to solid U.S. hiring in June

A private survey, released ahead of government numbers due Friday, also helps the stock market end the day on a high note.

July 3, 2013

New rules cut risk of bank crisis

Regulators are raising capital requirements so institutions are able to absorb big losses.

July 3, 2013

Maine Med software issues fixed

The problems, blamed on glitches and user errors, caused the hospital to lose revenue due to faulty billing.

July 3, 2013


July 3, 2013

Craft beer in a can? Can do!

 With some tweaks, cans are making a comeback among large and small craft brewers.

July 3, 2013

Consumer Reports causes 'brewhaha'

July 3, 2013

Pickup trucks lead big surge in sales by automakers

Ford Fusions

July 2, 2013

Canada optimistic Gulf of Maine ferry service will resume

 Eager to re-establish a tourism link to New England, Nova Scotia officials expect fresh proposals by Thursday. Will Portland be their U.S. destination?