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Getting Ready For Spring Sports [Sponsored Post]

Spring is finally here, and athletes all over Maine are finally getting outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather.

Unfortunately, sometimes getting started with spring sports can lead to injuries. Fortunately, there are some simple steps to prevent serious injuries

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Lord Wolfson
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British CEO Gives Employees His $3.7 Million Bonus

Lord Wolfson, the CEO of the clothing retailer Next, announced he would not be taking his $3.7 million bonus from the company. He will instead, give the money to the workers of the company as a thank you for a job well done.

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Bunny Girls
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The Playboy Bunny House is for Sale

The infamous Playboy Bunny House in the Holmby Hill section of Los Angeles is up for sale. The house is across the street from the Playboy Mansion where Hugh Heffner lives and can be yours for $11 million. The house is on 1.3

Andy Capwell's 1989 Pontiac Firefird
Photo by Andy Capwell

Car Brands That Have Disappeared Over The Past Dozen Years

So what kind of vehicle do you drive? What was your first car? What was the favorite vehicle that you've ever owned? Chances are at least one of them aren't made anymore. Several popular car brands have disappeared over the past dozen years. Here's a look at some of them that have gone to that giant scrap heap in the sky.

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Hostess Brands Have All Been Sold

The final brands of Hostess have been sold after a U.S.Bankruptcy Court judge in New York approved two deals. McKee Foods, who make Little Debbie snack cakes, is buying the Drakes Cakes for $27.5 million dollars. That means Devil Dogs, Ring Dings, Yankee Doodles are coming back!

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Amtrak Downeaster Ridership Increases

Riding the rails, that's what many Mainers have done over the past year. The ridership on the Amtrak's Downeaster Boston-to-Maine passenger train continues to grow.

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Milk Delivery
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Milk in a Bottle for the First Time in 1879

It’s amazing to think that milk first appeared in glass bottles for the first time in the United States 1879 and was a big improvement in hygiene and convenience. Before milk came in a bottle, people would buy it as a bulk item usually from a keg or bucket and put it in any type of container they had. The new method of delivery caught on fast with some states requiring milk to be sold in a bottle by the first decade of the 20th century.

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Maine Gas Prices Down More Than a Nickel a Gallon

 

Maine drivers are filling up for less this week, as gas prices in the Pine Tree State have dropped nearly six cents, to an average of $3.63 a gallon. That's a drop of almost 15 cents per gallon from a month ago and 33 cents lower a gallon than this same time last year.

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Maine Gas Prices Down Three Cents This Week

 

Maine's gas prices continue to inch lower, according to the price-monitoring website Maine Gas Prices dot com, the average price for a gallon of gas in Maine is now at $3.70. Prices are down almost 12 cents in the past month and are 20 cents per gallon lower than this time last year. Maine is still nine cents higher than the national average.

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Stefan Zaklin / Getty Images

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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