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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from April 24, 2013

April 25, 2013

Branding campaign created for Portland

Mayor Brennan tells a business expo the campaign 'will put Portland on the map.'

April 24, 2013

L.L. Bean donates $150K to fund for marathon victims

CEO Chris McCormick says "our hearts go out to the victims, families and the community as a whole."

April 24, 2013

Hospitality, retail job fair at Maine Mall today

The job fair will be held in the Maine Mall's Center Court from noon to 6 p.m.

April 24, 2013

Maine senators say military should buy US athletic shoes

The senators say U.S. footwear manufacturing jobs could be increased if the military applied the same policy to athletic footwear that it uses when buying combat boots and other uniform items.

April 24, 2013

After sharp drop, markets rally on earnings reports

Some businesses say they're beginning to see the effects of the government's sequester.

April 24, 2013

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April 24, 2013

Apple increases dividends; stock still slides

 The company says it will pay close to the average yield, but the stock's price continues its retreat.

April 24, 2013

FAA allowed Boeing to help write battery rules, probe shows

Mike Sinnett, Deborah Hersman The airline manufacturer's 787 Dreamliner got to choose how to test its lithium-ion batteries.

April 24, 2013

Maine home sales rebound in most counties in March

With February's bad weather behind, Maine's real estate market warms up as spring arrives.

April 24, 2013

Major Raymond employer shutting down

 Dielectric Communications, one of the country's leading manufacturers of radio and television antennas for nearly 60 years, is closing.

April 23, 2013

Ayotte says online sales tax bill 'tramples' N.H.

Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, Kelly Ayotte The senator believes the bill would force online business owners to become tax collectors.