Skowhegan is launching a business lab and pitch competition The business lab is an opportunity for established operations or entrepreneurs to present and workshop enterprise plans. by Valerie Royzman September 26, 2022September 26, 2022 Historic tavern straddling 2 western Maine lakes is up for sale by Lori Valigra September 26, 2022September 25, 2022 With sky-high fuel prices, more Mainers are applying for heating assistance by Nicole Ogrysko, Maine Public September 24, 2022September 24, 2022 Maine to walk away from multi-million dollar Juul settlement by Rose Lundy, The Maine Monitor September 23, 2022September 23, 2022 The pandemic spurred Maine’s fastest-growing industry by Lori Valigra Lobstermen appeal ruling that upheld right whale rules by The Associated Press Home sales continued decline in August as prices steadily rose by Leela Stockley Jay mill to shut down next year and lay off 230 workers by Leela Stockley Coronavirus’ impact on Maine’s economy Nearly 1 in 6 Mainers still worked from home after pandemic eased by Lori Valigra September 15, 2022September 14, 2022 How the pandemic shifted Maine’s job landscape by Lori Valigra July 27, 2022July 27, 2022 Nursing homes lag as Maine labor market bounces back from pandemic by Patty Wight, Maine Public May 23, 2022May 23, 2022 These 10 towns have seen Maine’s biggest home price spikes since the pandemic began Workers from Massachusetts helped drive pandemic migration to Maine Maine’s expanded outdoor dining is here to stay NATIONAL BUSINESS Bank CEOs warn that US economy faces ‘daunting’ challenges September 22, 2022September 22, 2022 Jerome Powell warns it may take a recession to tame inflation September 22, 2022September 22, 2022 Fed attacks inflation with another big hike with more expected September 21, 2022September 21, 2022 The average mortgage is now at the highest rate since the 2008 housing crash September 15, 2022September 15, 2022 1 out of every 5 adults in the US bet money on sports in past year September 14, 2022September 14, 2022 Twitter whistleblower cites security flaws before Congress September 13, 2022September 13, 2022 Maine lobstermen vow to take whale rules fight to Supreme Court Maine Lobstermen’s Association Executive Director Patrice McCarron is afraid more lobstermen will be driven out of business if the courts don’t help. Maine workers are finding higher pay at new jobs Competitive wages are luring workers to seek new positions, with factors such as inflation and an increased cost of living behind the decision. New assessment finds lobster more climate friendly than chicken, beef or pork The analysis showed about 3 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per pound of lobster. With another dry summer, more Maine farmers explore irrigation Bob Bragdon had high hopes for the season, but this summer’s drought has not been kind to his Christmas tree farm. Patagonia owner, Maine native, donates company to help fight climate change The entirety of Patagonia’s profits will now be used to support efforts to fight climate change, such as using funds to preserve wild lands. Former chair of national labor board calls Chipotle’s actions toward workers seeking union ‘diabolical’ Mark Pearce, former chair of the National Labor Relations Board, said that Chipotle’s actions in Maine should be “looked at very carefully.” New report attributes Maine labor shortage to retiring older workers The vast majority of younger Mainers are working. Extreme weather drives more major power outages in Maine Large-scale power outages are becoming more common across the country and in Maine. Fishermen must be heard about whale rules, Janet Mills says Gov. Janet Mills aid the NOAA’s plan to provide only one chance for public comment about the new rules later this month is not sufficient. Cost emerges as early hurdle to Maine paid-leave plans Cost could be a major issue as paid family and medical leave is being pushed in both the Legislature and by progressive groups at the ballot box. Thousands of Minnesota nurses launch 3-day strike over pay The hospitals have offered 10 percent to 12 percent wage increases but the nurses are seeking more than 30 percent. Maine needs people once on workforce fringes to close labor gap The workforce shortage has been exacerbated by Maine’s aging population, and why experts are focused on attracting those outside the usual labor pool. Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gun shop sales It’s a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. Retailers pull Maine lobster from menus after ‘red list’ warning Thousands of businesses have pledged to avoid any items that appear on Seafood Watch’s red list. Maine’s largest craft brewer to add tasting room at former Scarborough race track The tasting room and a small brewing operation are slated to open in 2024 at The Downs, a multi-use development that replaced the racetrack. 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