Maine by the numbers

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Maine Retail Sales

Q4 – 2013

$4.53 Billion

Q4 – 2012

$4.45 Billion

Source: State of Maine

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News from April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

Competition shakes up car market

 Automakers offering sleek designs and luxury features have cut into the sales of the Camry and Accord.

April 1, 2013

Tech firms bumping up perks to recruit, retain Several photos included in this story Video clip included

This spring, as the tech industry is soaring out of the Great Recession, plans are in the works for a flurry of massive, perk-laden headquarters.

April 1, 2013

Natural gas company to hold job fair in Maine

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is looking to fill 45 permanent, non-construction jobs at the company's Augusta office.

April 1, 2013

New Hampshire taps into birch-syrup market

The fruity, tangy flavor of birch is more suited to marinades and savory dishes than pancakes and french toast.