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Should Airlines Have The Right To Charge A ‘Fat Tax’?

An article in this month's Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, makes the case for airlines to charge a so-called 'fat tax'. The author of the article, Norwegian economist Bharat P. Bhatta, writes that 'all passengers are not alike in terms of their weight and the space they take in a plane.'

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Maine Has The Lowest Car Insurance Rates

Ranking last on a list is usually bad, but this time Mainers will welcome ranking 51st out of 51, when it comes to having the least expensive car insurance rates in the country. Insure.com compiled a list of the most expensive states, including Washington D.C., with the most expensive car insurance rates.

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Maine Gas Prices Drop A Little

Maine gas prices slowly dropped this week. The price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reported this week that the average retail price of a gallon of gas has fallen by more than a penny in the past week to an average of $3.76.

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Concrete Tent Can be Assembled in Minutes

A new invention that could speed up construction or could be shipped to disaster areas for instant homes, is the world’s first concrete tent. The Royal College of Art in London engineering students developed a tent that is blown-up using a fan, and then can be hardened into concrete within 24 hours after adding water.  The tents can be shipped in a box to anywhere in the world and would be the perfect shelter that can be assembled in a very short time.

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China and Disney Opening a New Resort In Shanghai

The country of China and Walt Disney Company are partnering to build the Shanghai Disney Resort at a cost of $4.4 billion. This will be a first for Disney in mainland China with a completion date set for 2018. The Shanghai Shendi Group of China will own 57 per cent of the resort and Disney the rest and the financing will be proportional to the investments. Disney will hold 70% of the management company though.

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Marshmallow Peeps Turning 60 This Year

Marshmallow Peeps, the Easter treat, is turning 60 years old this year.  The Peep was invented by the Rodda Candy Company in 1953, a year later it was bought by the current owner, Just Born. Bob Born, the owner, liked the way the Peeps looked, so he bought the company in 1954. Born had a machine made that would mass produce the Peeps and trademarked the name.

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Getty Images/Mark Renders

Maine Gas Prices Fall 2 Cents Per Gallon

Maine gas prices dropped two cents per gallon this past to an average of $3.78 per gallon, that's according to the price monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com. While that is good news, Maine's average price per gallon is still 14 cents higher per gallon than the national average.

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Spencer Pratt / Getty Images

Flowers Foods Inc. One Step Closer to Buying Biddeford Hostess Plant

 

Hostess filed for bankruptcy in January 2012 and this past November they shut down all of their operations. Including the Biddeford plant which employed 400 people. There is potential good news for those workers, Flowers Foods Inc., a Georgia based company, placed a bid of $360 million for five of Hostess' bread brands, including Wonder and Nature's Pride. The bid also included 38 warehouses and 20 bakeries.

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Maine Gas Prices Fall By 2 Cents Per Gallon

After what seemed like an endless climb in gas prices, they actually fell 2 cents this week in Maine, according to the price monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com. The average price per gallon in Maine is now $3.80. How does that compare with New England and the rest of the country?

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Photo by Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell Taking On His Tax Return

They say you never forget how to ride a bike, and that you never forget your first love. Then why does it seem I always forget how to do my taxes every year? I finally made my way to the Federal Building right down the street from the radio station, and grabbed as many tax booklets and forms as I could. I knew that I'd make some mistakes and I am never sure which form I'll need to use!

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