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Be Careful What You Eat! Maine Restaurants FAIL Inspection! 15 Close Down!

Chad and I eat out very little. We might grab a pizza to go at a few places but we're mostly homebodies.

When we read the article in the Portland Press Herald this morning we were SHOCKED!

At least 5 restaurants we have been to in the past year have FAILED inspection according to the Maine State Health Inspectors. And one of them had to close! I think I counted 25 Chinese restaurants!

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Price Of Stamps Going Up This Weekend

If you are planning on mailing out some bills or letters this weekend, don't put it off. Saturday is the last day that postage stamps will cost 46 cents. Starting on Sunday, the cost of a stamp will go up to 49 cents.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop For Second Week In A Row

A little bit of good news for Maine motorists, according to the gasoline pricing website GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of gas in Maine has fallen 2.2 cents in Maine in the past week. The average price for a gallon of gas in Maine is now $3.49 a gallon.

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Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros
Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros

Beanie Babies Billionaire Gets Two Years Probation for Tax Evasion

The billionaire behind the Beanie Babies craze was in Federal Court on tax evasion charges for stocking away $25 million in a Swiss bank account and hiding it from the IRS. Ty Warner is one the highest profile Americans to be brought up on charges for filing false tax returns which he did for at least 11 years.

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Getty Images, photo by Luke Sharrett

Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark Sold to Japanese Company

Jim Beam Inc., the makers of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark, have been sold to a Japanese firm for $13.63 billion. The Japanese company, Suntory Holding Ltd., is the same that bought Anheuser-Busch and Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop Two Cents This Week

After several weeks of gas prices climbing, Mainers have caught a break, and gas prices have dropped by two cents per gallon. The average gas price in Maine is now at $3.52 per gallon, according to the gasoline pricing website GasBuddy.com.

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Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros
Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros

Electronics Show Debuts Internet-Connected Toothbrush

The Consumer Electronics Show in going on in Las Vegas where the new devices for our future make their debut. One of the talked about products this year is the world’s first internet-connected toothbrush. It’s from a French based company, ‘Kolibree’, whose aim is to reinvent oral care.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Going Up

This time of year lots of things go lower, the temperature, the bank account, but one thing in Maine has been consistently going higher, gas prices. According to the website MaineGasPrices.com, the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is now at $3.53. That's up about one cent per gallon.

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Getty Images, photo by William West
Getty Images, photo by William West

Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat to Light Up Your Night

Inventors are always thinking of ways to light up our lives and the inventor of the Glow in the Dark toilet seat has done just that. Dave Reynolds, a concert promoter who has been with some of the biggest bands in the world and spent two years on tour with Justin Bieber, invented the glow in the dark toilet seat.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images

Maine Heating Oil Prices Rise Again

With the temperatures and snow falling faster than Congress' approval ratings, Mainers are facing higher prices to heat their homes. The Governor's Energy Office reports that the average statewide cost for No.2 heating oil was $3.76 per gallon, up four cents from last week.

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