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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 August 11, 2013

August 15, 2013

Lobstermen keeping eyes on spread of shell disease

The number of afflicted lobsters is still low here, but a state biologist says there is cause to be concerned.

August 11, 2013

Prosecutors reveal sex and romance in Madoff case

As five of the Ponzi schemer's ex-employees plead not guilty, the government asks a judge to exclude evidence of the affairs.

August 11, 2013

Meet the members of the Pete Kilpatrick Band

August 11, 2013

U.S. electrical grid still vulnerable

 Ten years after a big blackout, changes in how electricity is produced raise new concerns about the reliability of the grid.

August 11, 2013

On the Move

August 11, 2013


August 11, 2013

Insider-trading spies going after big and small schemes

Sleuths at a Washington-area office sift through billions of stock trades daily to catch criminals.

August 11, 2013

The Pete Kilpatrick Band: A sound business plan Video clip included

 Thanks to advances in technology, making it in the music business nowadays is easier for everyone – and, just maybe, harder than ever.