Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall

Staff Writer


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April 18, 2014

Maine’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent

The state’s number of unemployed people has declined 6,700 over the year to 41,800.

April 10, 2014

Chocolate company wins $30,000 prize in Maine entrepreneur contest

Bixby & Co. of Rockland out-pitches four rivals in Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPad finals Thursday.

April 6, 2014

Will shutdown of Microsoft XP leave users vulnerable?

The company stops supporting its popular operating system possibly leaving hundreds of millions of users at risk.

April 1, 2014

Clark Insurance buys rights to name Cumberland County Civic Center

The company’s name will be on the main entrance of the newly renovated arena for at least five years.

March 31, 2014

L.L. Bean to hire 30 to 40 seasonal workers

The jobs in the Freeport stores are part of the company’s routine ramp-up for the summer season.

March 31, 2014

Verizon Wireless to add 42 workers in Maine

The hiring is part of an effort to add 330 employees throughout New England.

March 26, 2014

When Maine CEO’s pregnant, who needs to know?

Melissa Smith's announcement comes in an era when it’s hard to separate family and business matters, especially for women in roles of power.

March 25, 2014

Distiller starting up in April features a Maine favorite

Sazerac Co.’s coffee brandy made at the revived former Beam plant in Lewiston will take on top-selling Allen’s.

March 21, 2014

USM lays off a dozen amid protests

Students and faculty say cost-cutting will backfire; administrators say they have no alternative.

March 20, 2014

Maine home sales rose 8.9 percent in snowy February

That compares with a 6.9% decline nationally from a year earlier. The state’s median price jumped 5.6%.