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News from October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013

Health exchange also baffles insurance industry

A feature designed to send each insurer a daily report of enrollees has been less than reliable.

October 11, 2013

Former Canadian chocolate factory turning to marijuana

Canada’s health department will no longer allow people to grow medicinal pot in their homes but instead will have companies supply the drug.

October 11, 2013

L.L. Bean’s Bootmobile going on 15-campus tour

The ‘Wintervention College Tour’ is aimed at encouraging students to get outdoors this winter.

October 12, 2013

Republican economists repudiate default doubters

Some Republican lawmakers have argued that the U.S. can continue to meet interest payments on its debt, even if the government is unable to borrow more money from investors.

October 12, 2013

Cole Haan moving from Maine to N.H.

The Scarborough headquarters will consolidate with the customer service and distribution center in Greenland, N.H.

October 11, 2013

When Janet Yellen speaks as Fed chair, the world will listen

If she wins Senate approval, Yellen will be able to dispense an unlimited supply of liquidity if the world stumbles into another financial crisis.

October 12, 2013

Shutdown delays christening of BIW-built destroyer

The USS Zumwalt will still be launched on schedule from Bath Iron Works on Oct. 19.

October 11, 2013

Retailers’ sales data bodes ill for holidays

retaisl sales up

October 11, 2013

Starbucks jacked up over federal shutdown

The company enters the political fray again, putting out petitions calling for a deal to reopen government.

October 11, 2013

Signs of debt-limit deal relieve, energize stocks

The Dow and S&P 500 jump 2.2 percent and small-company shares also rise, ending a three-week funk.

October 11, 2013

Safeway sees big 3Q drop in net income

grocery store losing money

October 11, 2013