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Friday December 19, 2014

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    On the Job - Thursday Dec 18, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Workers Score Big Wage and Hour Wins in Maine, Around US

    There’s an old joke that goes “There’s two things Jews know about: guilt and Chinese food.” As a civil rights lawyer I probably shouldn’t be perpetuating stereotypes, but as a Jewish person I always laugh when I hear this joke because it strikes me as the truth. I won’t tell you about my guilt, but I will tell you I LOVE Chinese food. Unfortunately, until recently, while Maine had its […]

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    People on the Move - Wednesday Dec 17, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Healthcare news

    NEW HIRES Charlotte Mace joined the Environmental Health Strategy Center, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting human health and safer chemicals in a sustainable economy. Mace began her career as an environmental consultant. As a private sustainability consultant, she has helped companies identify their material issues, baseline and report their environmental, social, and economic impacts, and chart a course towards sustainability. AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS Dr. Karin Cole was among 1,640 initiates […]

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    Making Cents - Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Sometimes it’s hard to focus on finance

    Too Much or Too Little I don’t know why but I can’t seem to focus on a single issue.  I think there is just too much going on in the world and in my own life to pick just one topic.  So, today will be a quick tour of just a few of the things on my mind.  All of these deserve more attention and I will try to tackle […]

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    The Startup Line - Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 | 11:23 am

    Maine biotech firm to make NASDAQ history today

    On Tues., Dec. 16, at 4 p.m., one of the granddaddies of innovation in Maine will take part in an honored tradition in the business world: Ringing the closing bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange. When Jonathan Ayers, CEO of Westbrook-based biotech firm Idexx, rings NASDAQ’s closing bell this afternoon at its site in Times Square, it will mark the first time a Maine-based company has drawn trading on the […]

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    On the Job - Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 | 9:22 am

    After a Bump In The Road, Another Chance For VW Workers To Make History

    About a month ago, my beloved Volkswagen Beetle, the car I’ve driven for the last 17 years, made its final trip. My VW Beetle had seen me through four years of college, two cross-country moves (from Boston to Berkeley and then, six years later, from Berkeley back to Maine), six Maine winters, and two children. My three year old daughter recently told me proudly that she liked my “buggy car” […]

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  • The Startup Line - Friday Dec 12, 2014 | 5:18 pm

    Maine startup raises $10K on Kickstarter

    Pamela Castrucci is the latest entrepreneur to discover the benefits of crowdfunding. On Nov. 12, she created a campaign on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter seeking $10,000 to help her build Voice Kite, a software product that will allow people to more easily preserve and share memories by tethering digital photos with audio recordings. As of Friday afternoon, with two hours of the campaign to go, 152 backers had pledged $10,983 toward […]

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  • The Startup Line - Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    Top Gun startup accelerator unveils largest class ever

    Top Gun, the startup accelerator run by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, keeps getting bigger. MCED on Thursday announced the Top Gun Class of 2015, which contains 35 companies spanning the manufacturing, aquaculture, food production and IT industries. That’s the most companies ever accepted into Top Gun, a result of the increasing number of quality entrepreneurs applying to the program, according to Don Gooding, executive director of MCED. Last year, 20 companies […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Time is Money—But Not If It’s Waiting Time Under Federal Wage Law!

    If you are like me, you hate waiting in lines. You look for the shortest line at the grocery checkout and at the bank (thank god for ATM cards), and by all means, don’t get caught in a traffic jam. One of the best things to me about living in Maine after having lived for a number of years in Washington, DC is not getting stuck in a morning or […]

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    People on the Move - Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Companies across Maine announce new hires

    Maine Medical Partners, affiliated with Maine Medical Center, welcomes Alyson Maloy, M.D. to its psychiatry practice in Portland. Dr. Maloy is board-certified in psychiatry, neurology and integrative holistic medicine. Most recently, she worked for Mid Coast Medical Group Neurology. Her special interests include traumatic brain injury, dementia, medically unexplained symptoms and psychosomatic disorders. Brandon Perry joined Onpoint Health Data in Portland as a systems analyst. Perry, of Scarborough, previously worked […]

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