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Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Putney Launches Carprofen Chewable Tablets --- PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 18, 2014
    Posted at 7:26 AM
    Putney, Inc., a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, announces today that it is launching Putney Carprofen Chewable Tablets, its FDA approved generic of Zoetis' popular Rimadyl(®) Chewable Tablets. With this product approval, the Company's fourth in less than three months, Putney is the only company with FDA approved generics of all three dosage forms of carprofen products - Putney Carprofen Chewable Tablets, Putney Carprofen Sterile Injectable Solution, and Putney ... read more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  • Posted at 4:00 AM, the official website for the state of Maine, celebrates wrapping up another successful year of online achievements and recognitions. In 2014, the state received multiple awards for its Web portal, agency websites and online services. These achievements continue ... read more

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    The changing health insurance landscape is driving an uptick in the use of market data for business analysis. According to Mark Farrah Associates, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and shift toward consumer-focused products have increased industry reliance on payer market share and health plan financials. "The heightened need for accurate enrollment, particularly in the individual, small group, Medicare and Medicaid segments, is driving our product strategy," said LuAnne Farrah, President of Mark Farrah Associates. "Our clients also ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    CashStar, the digital gifting company preferred by the world’s leading brands, today announced that the CashStar Marketing solution is powering more than 150 promotions this holiday season. Rewarding for both the sender and recipient, digital gift cards offer shoppers convenient and ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced WEX Fleet One has launched the Fleet One Mobile application. The free application allows WEX Fleet One fuel cardholders to search the WEX Fleet One nationwide directory ... read more

Monday, December 8, 2014

  • Posted at 5:35 AM
    When Dr. Verne Weisberg left the security of two successful institutional positions at Yale University and the VA Hospital at West Haven, Connecticut to open his own plastic surgery practice Portland, Maine, people thought he was crazy. Though he and his wife fell in love with the beautiful seaside community, the common refrain was that nobody in that region would be interested in the kind of cosmetic surgery he specialized in. His ability to develop a successful cosmetic surgery practice at ... read more

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Posted at 6:13 AM
    Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, announced today that its flagship product, KEPServerEX, has been integrated with Molex Incorporated's SIS shop floor program to significantly increase operational efficiencies and interoperability across numerous locations. By using KEPServerEX, Molex can now support multiple PLCs, process monitors, and controllers from a variety of vendors using a single communications platform. While expanding the SIS shop floor program, Molex found that varying machine ages and protocols made communications across each of ... read more

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Consumer Alert: FairPoint Explains Mobile Picketing --- PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 20, 2014
    Posted at 7:15 AM
    FairPoint Communications today alerted consumers to be aware of actions they may be exposed to related to the ongoing IBEW and CWA strike against the company. As the unions continue their strike, they are utilizing a tactic called "mobile picketing." While the unions can engage in strike activity anyplace FairPoint replacement workers are providing customer services, this mobile picketing is intended to distract the workforce and disrupt service to customers - sometimes illegally. The company wants to inform the ... read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • FairPoint Communications: Straightening out the Facts --- PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 19, 2014
    Posted at 8:00 AM
    FairPoint Communications, Inc. today issued the following statement about the ongoing strike against the company: There comes a point in every strike where the public asks "why?" As the strike called by the IBEW and CWA against FairPoint enters its second month, and many members of the public have likely concluded that they'd be pretty happy to have what FairPoint strikers have been offered, the Unions have resorted to bending the facts to justify their strike to the public. Perhaps ... read more

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Posted at 12:01 PM
    Smithers Apex is pleased to announce the return of the Phosphor Global Summit. Now in its 13th year, the 2015 edition will be held March 15-17 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. Smithers Apex is also continuing the successful collocated event of ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    CashStar, the digital gifting company preferred by the world’s leading brands, today announced that it has won two Emerging Payments Awards, which recognizes the leading payment organizations and programs. CashStar and its client Sephora were awarded the top honor in ... read more

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • The Facts about FairPoint's Proposals --- PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 8, 2014
    Posted at 5:00 AM
    FairPoint Communications spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry today issued the following statement about the company's implemented proposals: In early August, two of FairPoint's collective bargaining agreements, that cover most of our union-represented employees in northern New England, expired. After months of negotiations we informed the Unions that the parties were at impasse, and on August 28, 2014 we implemented our final proposals. On October 17, 2014 the Unions struck FairPoint and remain out today. It was the Unions who decided to strike, and ... read more

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • FairPoint Customer Service Update --- PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 5, 2014
    Posted at 2:30 AM
    FairPoint Communications spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry today issued the following update on customer service: When the unions went on strike, FairPoint immediately began to implement the contingency plans the company had established for each operational system and work center. Pursuant to these plans, managers and non-union employees were immediately deployed to key front-line operational positions and calls were rerouted to alternate call centers. We very much appreciate the patience of our customers as we continue to ramp up our contingency workforce and ... read more

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Posted at 7:44 AM
    FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading communications provider, recently published this open letter in state and regional newspapers to the communities of northern New England. The Future for FairPoint Do landlines really matter in an era of smartphones, tablets, texts and tweets? Wireless calls, social media interactions, tweets and texts are being carried and transported by high capacity landlines and the best way to do that is through fiber optic lines. FairPoint understands that as technology and communications change, ... read more

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Posted at 11:52 AM
    This week, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated two milestone events for the Arleigh Burke-class program. On October 30, Bath Iron Works held a keel laying ceremony for the Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), the company's 35th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed November 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat at the age of ... read more

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • IDEXX Laboratories Announces Third Quarter Results --- WESTBROOK, Maine, Oct. 24, 2014
    Posted at 3:00 AM
    IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) today reported that revenues for the third quarter of 2014 increased 13% versus the prior year period to $384 million. Organic revenue growth(1) for the third quarter of 2014 versus the prior year period was also 13%, or 11% normalized for changes in distributor inventory(2). Earnings per diluted share ("EPS") for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 increased 21% from the prior year period to $1.03. Adjusted EPS(3) for the quarter was $1.05. "We achieved ... read more