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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 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

Possible deal could reduce ex-Enron CEO's sentence

Jeffrey Skilling, 59, was the highest-ranking executive to be punished for the energy giant's collapse, which put more than 5,000 people out of work, and wiped out more than $2 billion in employee pensions.

April 4, 2013

US halfway to Obama's export-doubling goal

While economists and industry leaders still generally expect the ambitious target to be missed, impressive gains have surprised many.

April 4, 2013

IMF to loan Cyprus money

The International Monetary Fund will contribute 1 billion euros to the rescue package.

April 4, 2013

Trader's fraud cost $118 million

 The former Goldman Sachs employee admits risking $8 billion to boost his earnings, then lying to cover it up.

April 4, 2013

From fiscal crisis, investor caution

Since the meltdown, Americans are saving more and opting for low-risk bonds over stocks.

April 4, 2013

Mobile ad windfall seen for Facebook

The forecast comes just before the firm unveils a new Android product.

April 4, 2013

Data show signs of growing small-business loans

April 4, 2013

Is Apple remaking TV? Analyst says stay tuned

Hints from the company's suppliers indicate it will arrive this year, he says.

April 4, 2013


April 4, 2013

Dock strike persists in Hong Kong

 Angry workers continue to demand a 20 percent pay raise, causing disruptions at the busy shipping port.

April 4, 2013

Survival runs in the family

 Businesses show resilience in hard times when led by united relatives with an eye on the next generation.