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Lawmakers debate governor's proposed $126M spending proposal

Feb. 18, 2020 4:13 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee held its first hearings Tuesday on Gov. Janet Mills' proposal for $126 million in new spending. The committee began hearing public testimony on the supplemental budget proposal, which will be followed by detailed negotiations to...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Tony Bonczewski repairs a heel on a customer's shoe at his cobbler shop in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Small business owners have received some upbeat news on the economy this month. Retail sales figures released Friday showed that consumers were inspired by unseasonably warm weather to spend on their homes in January, but that overall sales growth was modest. (Aimee Dilger/The Times Leader via AP, File)

US small businesses are getting upbeat news on the economy

Feb. 18, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Small business owners have received some upbeat news on the economy this month. Retail sales figures released Friday showed that consumers were inspired by unseasonably warm weather to spend on their homes in January, but that overall sales growth was modest. The Commerce Department reported a 0.3% gain last...

Maine housing organization to share nearly $1.7 million

Feb. 17, 2020 3:52 PM EST

Maine is getting nearly $1.7 million from NeighborWorks America to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs. Sen. Susan Collins said the funding supports local housing organizations as they create “ local solutions to community...

Veteran hiring drive in Maine finds jobs for more than 280

Feb. 16, 2020 3:10 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine drive to hire military veterans has helped find jobs for more than 280 service members, the Maine Department of Labor said. The Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign ran from Labor Day to Dec. 9 of last year. The department said 254 employers joined the campaign and hired 283 veterans at...

Work to begin on site of giant upstate NY Amazon warehouse

Feb. 15, 2020 10:58 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — Work is set to begin on the site of a massive Amazon warehouse in the Hudson Valley. The Times Herald-Record reports that nearly 190 acres of trees in the Town of Montgomery will start being cut down on Tuesday after the $75.2 million project was granted a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes...

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde addresses European Parliament lawmakers during a monetary dialogue meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down

Feb. 14, 2020 11:00 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the saver, who collects interest. Welcome to the upside-down world of ultra-low and negative interest rates that is taking hold in many parts of the world where...

In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Tony Rankins, center in red tie, receives a standing ovation during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army vet, got the standing ovation after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. Rankins, a tradesman who has indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing the job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site using the tax breaks and never has. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's story about veteran's comeback was not quite true

Feb. 13, 2020 9:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax...

FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump poses for members of the media with then White House Communications Director Hope Hicks on her last day before he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's most trusted and longest-serving aides, is returning to the White House. Hicks will be serving as counselor to the president, working with presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump bringing back trusted aide Hope Hicks to White House

Feb. 13, 2020 5:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's most trusted and longest-serving aides, is returning to the White House as the president works to surround himself with loyalists as his reelection campaign moves into high gear. Hicks, a former White House communications director who was one of...

New manufacturing facility planned for northwest Louisiana

Feb. 13, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Canadian company plans to create an industrial sound control equipment manufacturing facility in northwest Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced Thursday. E.I. Williams will make $700,000 in improvements to an existing building in the North Webster Parish Industrial...

Judge tosses convictions of two former Boston mayor's aides

Feb. 12, 2020 5:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday tossed the convictions of two former aides of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh who were charged with bullying music festival organizers into hiring union workers. Kenneth Brissette, the city's former director of tourism, and Timothy Sullivan, who was chief of...