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 12, 2013

April 12, 2013


April 12, 2013

FDA finds problems at 30 pharmacies

FDA inspectors target the compounding pharmacies in the wake of a recent outbreak of meningitis.

April 12, 2013

Penney gets OK to sell Martha Stewart wares

While Macy’s appeals the ruling, the items are set to reach shelves in May under the Everyday label.

April 12, 2013

Retailers report declining sales in March

The decline shows higher Social Security taxes have begun to affect U.S. consumers.

April 12, 2013

Computer boot camps promise to launch tech careers Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The schools teach students how to write code in two or three months and help them get hired as web developers.

April 12, 2013

Retail sales reports help lift market for fourth day

April 12, 2013

Bailout cost for Cyprus balloons

Creditor banks say the country needs to put $8 billion more toward the rescue of its economy.

April 12, 2013

Wild ride for Bitcoin currency

 Huge swings in the value of the Web-inspired money has some wondering whether it can survive.

April 12, 2013