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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 17, 2013

August 17, 2013

Recovery in housing market appears steady

But a drop in single-family home starts in the latest Commerce report suggests that higher mortgage rates may be having an adverse effect.

August 17, 2013


August 17, 2013

Companies trying out customized electric bills

George Tsapoitis But buyers beware: This new breed of payment plan – based on power usage – comes with risks.

August 17, 2013

Dow's week worst of 2013

Disquiet in the bond market spills over into stocks, as rising yields spook equity investors over the effects on borrowing.

August 17, 2013

Residences proposed for Thompson's Point

Additional approvals from Portland are required to add housing units to the $100 million mixed-use project.