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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

Obama prods regulators to enact Wall Street rules

The top banks today are bigger than they were in 2008, despite legislation intended to prevent institutions that are 'too big to fail.'

August 19, 2013

Palestinian finds Facebook bug, hacks CEO's page

The bug – and Facebook's response to it – has become a talking point in information security circles.

August 19, 2013

Backyard Farms' head grower resigns

The tomato grower said the resignation of Tim de Kok was coincidental to the company's recent crop problems.

August 19, 2013

Maine posts 6.9% July unemployment rate

Maine's unemployment rate was below the national rate of 7.4 percent