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 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

GM to roll out new line of smaller pickups

The trucks will replace the aging Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, with gas mileage and features designed to take sales from Toyota's market-leading Tacoma.

April 16, 2013

Website with CMP applicant data breached

The personal information of 5,100 people, nearly 1,000 of them Mainers, may have been accessed.

April 16, 2013

U.S. housing starts surpass 1 million in March

Apartment construction, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month, led the surge: It jumped nearly 31 percent, the fastest pace since January 2006.

April 16, 2013

Dow plunges in response to global woes

Oil, metals and other commodities lose value on news that China's economic growth has slowed.

April 16, 2013

Pearson's gives fans a nibble of Willy Wonka

 The maker of Nut Goodies tests plant tours, and the new owners plan to unveil new candy products.

April 16, 2013

GM, Ford join forces to develop a transmission

The car companies say they will save money as they jointly design nine- and 10-speed transmissions.

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April 16, 2013

J.C. Penney's faltering starts worries about inventory

The retailer is burning through its cash and could face bigger problems if suppliers withhold goods.