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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013

$160,350,000

June 2012

$139,897,000

Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from April 25, 2013

April 26, 2013

Laptop delay stalls Maine school plans

As the Governor's Office holds off on approving the large purchase, districts are facing budget deadlines and training uncertainties."

April 25, 2013

Twinkies ovens will fire up in four plants, refilling shelves

Four former Hostess snack cake bakeries – in Illinois, Kansas, Georgia and Indiana – are scheduled to re-open within eight to 10 weeks.

April 26, 2013

Collins aids deal to end air-traffic control cuts

The U.S. Senate sends to the House a bill to allow the FAA to shuffle funds so it can stop furloughs and flight delays.

April 25, 2013

Report: Use of heating oil down in Maine

The report also finds oil consumption is down in the commercial sector by 20 percent, and in the industrial sector by a significant 40 percent, since 2007.

April 25, 2013

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April 25, 2013

Boeing's first-quarter profit lifts off above expectations

 With a smoldering-battery fix in the works, the company can focus on building new planes.

April 25, 2013

Britain hopes it's not in third recession

Officials fear yet another economic contraction would bring bad publicity and scare off consumers.

April 25, 2013

Maine job fair draws hirers and hundreds of seekers

 Job seekers who turned out for a hospitality and retail job fair at the Maine Mall show determination and optimism, while employers give mixed reviews of the talent pool.