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News from October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

Maine’s Backyard Farms calling back at least 60 workers

The farm, which produces more than 27 million pounds of tomatoes a year, shut down in July because of a whitefly infestation.

October 19, 2013

Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit for sale

The award-winning owners will concentrate on their MC restaurant brand in Perkins Cove and Boston.

October 19, 2013

New lobbying group to represent owners of Maine franchises

Their businesses – there are more than 3,500 in Maine – employ more than 38,000 people here.

October 19, 2013

Google stock crosses $1,000 mark for earnings

The company ranks as the No. 1 digital ad company by revenue.

October 18, 2013

Restaurant fight cooking in Ogunquit

A second Maine location proposed for El Rodeo may violate the town’s ban on 'chain or formula' eateries.

October 18, 2013


October 18, 2013

S&P 500 reaches all-time high after debt deal

The market sees investors shifting their focus back to economic data and corporate earnings.

October 18, 2013

Sazerac to produce Maine liquors

The company bought several brands from White Rock Distilleries in 2011 and 2012 and will make those brands in Lewiston.

October 18, 2013

Idexx founder: Going into business helps the world

David Shaw offers an Augusta forum secrets for success, saying ‘Why choose anthing else.’