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Would You Tip The Same If Restaurant Waitstaff Made $11.25 An Hour? [POLL]

A proposal that is heading to the ballot in November would triple the base hourly wage for those who rely on tips, like waitstaff and bartenders. If the proposal passes, the base hourly wage would go from $3.75 to $11.25 an hour.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Third Worst State to Make a Living

Maine came in as the third lowest state to make a living according to MoneyRates.com. The biggest negative for Maine is workplace accidents, illnesses and injuries. Maine tied for the highest in the nation.

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Adam Gault, Getty Images

Maine Ranks As One Of The Worst States In America To Make A Living

 

Money Rates.com just released their analysis of the best states to make a living for 2015. The rankings were based on average wages, state tax rates, cost of living and the unemployment rate. The rankings also factored workplace safety and that was a big factor with where Maine finished on the list.

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Steve Hix, Thinkstock

Maine Gas Prices Stable This Week

Maine gas prices were essentially unchanged this week. They dropped about a half a cent per gallon this week and are averaging statewide at $2.79 per gallon. Nationally, the gas prices have dropped one cent per gallon for an average of $2.76 per gallon.

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Bubble Wrap To Lose Its Signature Sound

This is just downright un-American, on this July 4th weekend. News is coming out that bubble wrap will be losing its signature popping sound.

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Christopher Gregory, Getty Images

Miss USA Pageant Will Not Air

The 2015 Miss USA pageant for 2015 has been cancelled by Univision and NBC because of comments made by Donald Trump about Mexican immigrants.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop This Week

Maine gas prices dropped about 1.5 cents per gallon this past week. The statewide average is now at $2.79 cents per gallon. Nationally the average price also went down about one cent per gallon for an average of $2.77.

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Paul Fleet, Thinkstock

Maine Gas Prices Up This Week; National Gas Prices Down

It could be a sign that gas prices are peaking right now, as gas prices nationally dipped almost two cents a gallon for an average of $2.79 per gallon. However, in Maine, gas prices were up almost two cents a gallon this past week for a statewide average of $2.81.

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Maine Gas Prices Spike Higher

The experts keep tell us that gas prices have peaked and to expect them to drop, well we are still waiting! Another week of higher gas prices both in Maine and across the country. This week saw gas prices spike up another four cents per gallon in Maine, for a statewide average of $2.78.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Egg Prices Going Up

You might have noticed signs at your local supermarket explaining why egg prices are higher. In fact, egg prices at some supermarkets have tripled in the past few weeks. Why are the prices going up so much?

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