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News from October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

N.J. casinos to launch Internet gambling

Gamblers will have to be in the state to play, once casinos go online in November.

October 4, 2013

Recent buyer now aims to ‘flip’ disputed Bath property

The developer who purchased the former Mid Coast Hospital for $799,000 is listing it for twice what he paid.

October 4, 2013

In Vegas, clubbing gives gambling a run for its money

Sin City now boasts 21 of the country’s 100 most profitable nightclubs, as more casino goers take a pass on wagering.

October 4, 2013


To settle suits, Oracle’s CEO to forgo up to $575 million / Research leak costs Citigroup $30 million to settle charges

October 4, 2013

Stocks fall on third day of government shutdown

Stocks have fallen eight of the last 10 days as investors anticipated that negotiations over the federal budget would fail.

October 4, 2013

Bids for Maine liquor contract sought

The wholesale contract will replace the state’s current 10-year deal with Maine Beverage Co.

October 4, 2013

Merger of Maine health systems OK’d

Mercy Hospital, related facilities and their 3,000 workers are joining the Eastern Maine network.

October 4, 2013

Fire in Tesla car causes jitters on Wall Street

But the automaker says Tuesday’s incident is the only fire ever to happen in one of its batteries.

October 4, 2013

State offers energy rebates to homeowners

Mainers can choose from an array of rebates, but the supply is limited and some of the bigger ones are already gone.