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Men and Women Fly Differently and Airlines are Taking Notice

More and more women are traveling for business reason these days and airlines are beginning to see a difference in the flying habits of men and women. Men still outnumber women as a customer base for airlines, but the gap is closing

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More Cruise Ship Passengers Coming To Maine In 2013

Cruise ships have been in the news recently. Fortunately this disabled cruise ship has been towed safely to Mobile, Alabama. Despite the recent negative news about cruise ships, Cruise Maine, a Windham-based organization that promotes Maine ports to the cruise ship industry, estimates a 17 percent increase in passengers visiting Maine in 2013.

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Maker’s Mark Bourbon to Water Down Their Whiskey

Maker’s Mark whiskey, which is made in Loretto, Kentucky, and has been a favorite bourbon for nearly 60 years, announced this week they would begin to water-down their whiskey in order to meet demand.  

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Augusta School Board Considering Natural Gas For Cony High School

The Augusta Board of Education will be holding a board meeting this Wednesday. They will consider joining with the city of Augusta in a lease-puchase proposal, to spend up to $732,000 for upgrades in the school's energy efficiency. Upgrades would include a new gas boiler that would run on propane until natural gas becomes available. That would heat Cony High School and the technical center buildings.

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Maine Gas Prices Up More Than 4 Cents This Week

Just as the daylight has been getting longer, gas prices keep getting higher. According to a price monitoring website Maine Gas Prices, the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine rose more than four cents in the past week to $3.76

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Scott Olsen/ Getty Images

Home Depot To Add Hundreds Of Jobs In Maine

Some good news to report on the job front, Home Depot announced this week, that it is slated to add up to 450 seasonal jobs in its 11 Maine stores. Home Depot has stores in Maine in Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Ellsworth, Portland, Rockland, South Portland, Topsham, Waterville and Windham.

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Maine Gas Prices Up 14 Cents in Past Week

It's early February in Maine and the temperatures have been going down, but the cost of heating our homes and filling up our gas tanks is going up! The average price for a gallon of #2 heating oil in Maine is $3.74 and the average price for a gallon of kerosene is $4.14. However, gasoline prices have increased at an even faster rate.

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Baxter Brewery Expanding in Lewiston

Lewiston has been hit hard over the past few weeks with the news of jobs leaving the city. Geiger Brothers announced that up to 100 jobs would be cut and that was followed by White Rock Distilleries announcing that 160 jobs would be moved to their plant in Kentucky. However, not all the economic news is bad for Lewiston.

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The Office Perk Workers Want the Most, Half-Off Fridays!

CareerBulider.com conducted a survey of nearly 4,000 full time workers and found most are satisfied with their jobs while 1 in 4 plan to seek other employment in 2013. As far as ‘how important is a job title,’ it seems to be of little importance.

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The Makers of Little Debbie Snacks in Talks to Buy Drake’s from Hostess

McKee Foods Corp. is offering up to 30 million dollars for Hostess Brands Inc.'s Drake's brand, which makes Devil Dogs, Ring Dings and Yodels. McKee Foods is the maker of Little Debbie snack cakes. Hostess filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2012.

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