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High-Visibility Dog Vests Made In Maine To Be Carried At Wal-Mart

Dog Not Gone Visibility Products of Skowhegan are sending off their first truckload of high-visibility dog vests to Wal-Mart.

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Portland-South Portland Ranked As One Of The Best In America For Young Entrepreneurs

The website has released it's ranking of the country's best cities for young entrepreneurs. They looked at 181 metropolitan areas and Portland-South Portland area was ranked 19th on the list.

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Geiger to Lay Off More Than 100 Factory Employees in Lewiston

Geiger of Lewiston plans on laying off more than 100 factory employees and ending the manufacturing side of its' business. The 135 year old company made the announcement Tuesday (Jan. 22) saying it's one of the largest layoffs in the company's history.

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Ron Burton,Getty Images

Copy Machines Not Only Copy but Keep Information

That old school copier is going to look good after you check this out. This is a news story from CBS a few years ago, but the information is still VERY valid. The copy machines we all have in our offices are also computers with hard drives that records and keep information. They record and keep images of what you copy!

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Gardiner’s Holiday Program Worked – More Business Coming to Downtown

Downtown Gardiner is seeing the benefits of their downtown holiday program.  This past holiday season, Gardiner and building landlords allowed pop up businesses to set up shop rent-free. Three businesses took advantage and one is now staying.

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Maine Last on the Forbes List of ‘Best States for Business’

For the third in a row, Maine ranks No. 50 in 'Forbes' seventh annual 'Best States for Business' report.  Gov. Paul LePage says he's disappointed but not all that surprised by the ranking.

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Two Maine Entrepreneurs Take Their Lobsters to the ‘Shark Tank’ on ABC Friday Night

Two Mainers are jumping into the 'Shark Tank.' That's ABC's (Channel 7 & 8) reality show where entrepreneurs try to convince billionaires, such as Dallas Maverick's owner Marc Cuban, to invest in their venture...

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What Are the Most Expensive Colleges in America? — Dollars and Sense

The cost of higher education is getting, um, higher.

Campus Grotto recently released its annual list of the most expensive colleges in America and according to their statistics, the cost of attending just one year at the most expensive college hit a record high tuition this year at over $60,000.

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What Are the Best and Worst States for Business?

While taxes are a way of life not all tax systems have been developed equally, according to the 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index by the Tax Foundation.

The Foundation’s latest report was released today, ranking the states most and least friendly to do business in based on factors like individual income tax, sales tax, corporate income tax, property tax and unemployment insurance tax.

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Join B98.5 at the KV Chamber Business to Business Expo This Afternoon, 4pm-7pm

Today is one of the most fun days of the year! The Kennebec Valley Chamber is having their 'Business to Business Expo 2012' this afternoon at the Augusta Civic Center. It's always a good time and a chance to see and chat with many of the businesses in the area. It's great to hear about the wonderful things happening in the Kennebec Valley area. Are you going to be there?

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