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News from October 13, 2013

October 13, 2013

Businesses urge end to shutdown

The White House enlists business leaders to pressure Republicans.

October 13, 2013

Paper receipts slipping away as retail world opts for email

As part of an ongoing electronic evolution, Maine merchants and customers alike see the benefits of going digital.

October 13, 2013

Too much tech?

The more people become tethered to their devices, the more stressful it is when something goes wrong.

October 13, 2013


October 13, 2013

On the Move

October 13, 2013

Charles Lawton: Shutdown shows importance of the electoral process

We must not accept the degradation of our political system.

October 13, 2013

Big data may hold job seeker’s fate

Tech firms are developing video games and online questionnaires to measure a candidate’s suitability.

October 13, 2013

Cellphone upgrades silence departed voices

Phones let families hear relatives’ voices – until they stop.