- Two Mainers have died while clearing heavy snow using snow blowers in unrelated incidents. Maine Med has seen a spike in people coming in for snow-shoveling related incidents, many of them heart attacks. (WGME)
- Meta said Wednesday it will restore former reality show host Donald Trump’s IG and Facebook accounts, ending a two-year suspension in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection. (PH)
- L.L. Bean announced Wednesday that its Freeport store and campus will get a more than $50 million makeover. The “Freeport Experience” project includes redesigning the store’s Main Street façade, adding new food offerings and expanding Discovery Park, in addition to other changes. (PH)
- Maine’s unemployment rate increased slightly last month to 3.8%, just above the U.S. figure of 3.5%. The number of jobs in the state remained high, however, with only a slight decrease from the record in November. (PH)
- Netflix confirmed that its move to no longer allow users to share passwords for free could begin by the end of March. In a shareholder letter it detailed that account sharing, which it said is done in more than 100 million households, “undermines” its ability to invest and improve. The company hasn’t specified prices for these new charges yet. But the fee system was already being tested in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, and they’re charging around $3 to $4 dollars for each extra member. (CBS)
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