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 6, 2013

April 6, 2013

Children of Alzheimer's patient making it their business

Their 10-bed facility is a personal solution to the rising need for elder care.

April 6, 2013

Company to change NYSE ticker symbol

South Portland-based WEX Inc. is changing its symbol to "WEX" from "WXS."

April 6, 2013

Briefcase



April 6, 2013

Leak exposes offshore bank accounts

Dozens of prominent figures are named in the latest revelation about the hidden money of the rich.

April 6, 2013

Cyber currency gains followers, value

BITCOIN Bitcoins exist only on computers but have gained plenty of real-world worth.

April 6, 2013

Cyprus loosens restrictions on banking transfers



April 6, 2013

Canadian economy slogging through unexpected drop

Canada reported a loss of 54,500 jobs as the country continues to experience a slowdown.

April 6, 2013

Small kitchen appliances attract more men

As kitchen-gadget makers keep adding high-tech features, this is not about margaritas anymore.

April 6, 2013

Disappointing hiring report sends investors packing

The Dow Jones closes 40 points lower after reclaiming much of a 171-point loss earlier in the day.