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Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from September 25, 2013

September 25, 2013

Nairobi attack puts spotlight on mall safety

The industry continues to struggle with how to keep shoppers safe without scaring them away.

September 25, 2013

Postal board seeks to increase cost of stamps to 49 cents

The proposed increase defies a law that ties postage prices to the rate of inflation.

September 25, 2013

Bandage maker opens Brunswick manufacturing facility

Molnlycke Health Care, based in Sweden, says it has hired about 40 people to work at the 79,000-square-foot facility, with plans to add more in the future.

September 26, 2013

Portland Pirates may play home games in Lewiston

Amid deadlocked negations with the Cumberland County Civic Center, the hockey team will hold a Thursday news conference at the Colisee.

September 25, 2013

Chamber recognizes Portland mayor, local businesses

The awards event highlights local chefs, local artists and local businesses for their contributions to the community.

September 25, 2013

Survey: Online radio more mainstream

More than half of U.S. Web users listen to Internet radio services.

September 25, 2013

Home prices post big gains

The Case-Shiller index shows an improvement of 12.4 percent over a year before in July.

September 25, 2013

Federal Reserve investigating gold trading

The focus is on news organizations after heavy trading in gold followed a report on bond purchases.

September 25, 2013


September 25, 2013

BlackBerry being valued like it's 'broken'

The smartphone giant sees an 80 percent discount of its book worth in buyout bid.

September 25, 2013

Group reaches deal key to Thompson's Point redevelopment

Developers have an agreement that would move Suburban Propane to Riverside Street.