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News from July 10, 2013

July 11, 2013

Mistreated by debt collector? Tell regulators

A complaint registry goes live online on the day a Portland hearing is held on industry practices.

July 10, 2013

Pig virus migrates to US, threatens pork prices

The virus has killed piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.

July 11, 2013

Deal seeks safety for Bangladesh garment workers Several photos included in this story

But critics say L.L. Bean and 16 other retailers fall short in the plan negotiated by two former Maine senators.

July 10, 2013

N.Y. judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

She says the 'evidence is overwhelming' that Apple conspired to eliminate's popular $9.99 price for e-books.

July 10, 2013


July 10, 2013

Major staffing cuts in Greece anger unions

July 10, 2013

Investors taking more risks on signs of growing economy

All major indexes rise with the biggest gains in small- company stocks that are outpacing the Dow.

July 10, 2013

Meat industry groups sue U.S. over label rule

They say adding details of the meat's history won't help consumers and will be to costly to implement.

July 10, 2013

Kroger expanding supermarket empire

 The company buys the regional grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets for $2.44 billion in cash.

July 10, 2013

IRS cancels managers' bonuses due to automatic spending cuts

The acting commissioner also wants to eliminate award payouts this year to the agency's union workers.

July 10, 2013

BlackBerry maker asks for patience

July 10, 2013

IMF: Economic growth slower than predicted

The U.S. is doing better than other advanced economies, but the sequester is taking a toll.

July 10, 2013

Four firms eye Maine for lobster processing

 Expanding capacity is 'a very high priority,' the marine resources commissioner says.