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News from November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013

JPMorgan Chase reaches $4.5 billion settlement

The bank settles with 21 institutional investors over mortgage-backed securities.

November 15, 2013

Smith & Wesson to eliminate 37 Maine jobs

The company said it will be using polymers instead metal for more parts, and moving several other manufacturing processes to Springfield, Mass.

November 15, 2013

Major retailers open tech labs in Silicon Valley Several photos included in this story Video clip included

They’re trying to replicate the creativity and culture of online startups as they seek to improve their websites and engineer their own apps.

November 16, 2013

Feds to pay Maine Yankee $35.7M for nuclear waste storage

A federal judge orders the Energy Department to pay the plant because it has failed to remove the nuclear waste.

November 15, 2013

Stock buyers exhibit a sense of caution

There’s a growing feeling that the markets have risen too far in a sluggish economy, an analyst says.

November 15, 2013

Sluggish recovery cuts into Walmart’s annual outlook

The updated forecast shows how vulnerable the retailer is to ups and downs in the economy.

November 15, 2013


November 15, 2013

Fans of Colucci’s delighted as post-arson repairs begin

The popular store on Portland's Munjoy Hill, damaged by an arson fire in March, will reopen under new ownership.

November 15, 2013

Nominee supports low-rates Fed policy

At her hearing on becoming chairman, Janet Yellen says the strategy has risks but is a good tool when the economy needs it.