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 August 25, 2013

August 25, 2013

Airport rental-car business uses your wheels

Travelers like it; they come home to a clean car and maybe some money. Airports, not so much.

August 25, 2013

Over the thrill? Ride creators rise to challenge

Universal Orlando today marked the grand opening of TRANSFORMERS: The Ride ñ 3D. Theme park attractions grow more complicated in the age of video games, smartphones and 3D TVs.

August 25, 2013

On the Move

August 25, 2013


August 25, 2013

Dempsey, lawyer dissolve Tully's partnership

 The two say their legal dispute over the coffee chain has been settled 'to the satisfaction of all concerned.'