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Getty Images, photo by Tim Boyle

Bring In Your Parents to Work

LinkedIn is a professional networking site and they have come up with a new idea, ‘Bring In Your Parents Day’. It happened on November 7th and countries around the world participated.  This is a day designed to have employees bring their parents to work with them in order for them to see exactly what is their kids do.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Road to Walmart in Waterville Under Construction

If you plan on being in Waterville today, be aware of a little construction going on from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. If you want to eat at Cappza's Pizza, get your game on at Game Stop, pick up that little box of hair color at Sally's Beauty Supplies, more salt for your water softener at Home Depot or do your banking at Bangor Savings Bank, you might have a little bit of a wait.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images

Maine Heating Fuel Prices Holding Steady

The nights are growing colder and longer, but Mainers aren't seeing a huge seasonal spike in heating oil prices.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Got A Dunkin Donuts Surprise!

While getting ready for the B98.5 'Tanks'giving Food Drive, we all have to make sure we are bundled up! You need to be dressed nice and warm for the cold morning hours when standing in front of the groceries stores.

I dug out my purple Columbia jacket, my hat, gloves and winter boots. I also found the hand warmers I can stick in my boots to keep my feet warm!

But what I DIDN'T expect to find what THIS!

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Getty Images, photo by David Becker
Getty Images, photo by David Becker

National Parks in Need of Repair but Money is Being Wasted

We were all upset during the government shutdown that the National Parks were closed and it was right to be upset. But a new report from Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on National Parks wasting money is even more upsetting.  Many parks are in need of repair with a maintenance backlog of $2 billion.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Fall For 8th Straight Week

Gas prices in Maine have dropped for the eight consecutive week. According to the price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com, the average gallon of gas in Maine is now $3.44 a gallon. That is down two cents from last week, but is still 14 cents higher than the national average.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images
Scott Olsen, Getty Images

McDonald’s To Relaunch Its Dollar Menu On November 4th

The well-known Dollar Menu at McDonald's will be getting a facelift on November 4th. McDonald's will be renaming their Dollar Menu to the Dollar Menu & More. That means some of the items will still cost a dollar, but others items will cost more.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop For The 7th Straight Week

Good news for drivers in Maine, gas prices fell for the seventh straight week. This week according to the price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com the average retail price of gas in Maine fell just over a penny a gallon this past week, to $3.46.

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Getty Images, photo by Andrew Burton
Getty Images, photo by Andrew Burton

U.S. Passes Saudi Arabia as World’s Largest Oil Producer

The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia as the world largest oil producer. The output includes natural gas and biofuels at the tune of 3.2 million barrels a day. This is significant as the U.S. has turned into the largest exporter of gasoline.

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Getty Images, photo by Mark Wilson
Getty Images, photo by Mark Wilson

The U.S. Debt is at $16 Trillion, How Long Will it Take to Pay it Off?

The United States current debt is $16 trillion dollars, an amount no person on this planet has ever and will never amass as personal wealth. In layman’s terms, ‘that’s whole lotta money’. In 2008 the U.S. debt was $9.6 trillion and since then it has increased $6.4 trillion, the largest debt increase in U.S. history. How long will it take to payback such a huge amount of money? Here are some examples:

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