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 December 14, 2013

December 14, 2013

Maine tree growers busy with shortened season

With Thanksgiving coming late this year, growers are dealing with a deluge of demand for Christmas trees.

December 14, 2013

NASA picks SpaceX to operate former shuttle launch site

The company gets the rights to negotiate for a long-term lease for a pad at Kennedy Space Center.

December 14, 2013

Newspaper owner planning Los Angeles area expansion

The owner of the Orange County Register is starting a Los Angeles daily paper as well as weekly community papers.

December 14, 2013

Fed claims a switch to dollar coins is a loser

But critics say the Federal Reserve has a vested interest in staying with dollar bills.

December 14, 2013

Charter ready to offer below $135 a share for Time Warner Cable

A source says the bid will be in cash and stock and could come as early as Monday.

December 14, 2013

Boat design seeks greater safety for Bering Sea fishermen

The vessel will be the first of its kind for U.S. commercial fishing.

December 14, 2013

Many happy returns expected from boomerang enterprise

A Massachusetts engineer gets help from his wife and kids to follow his passion for the flying objects.

December 14, 2013


Ireland will still have austerity / Wholesale prices drop / Plans scrapped for ‘EuroVegas’ in Spain.

December 14, 2013

Toyota to talk settlement of acceleration claims

The automaker stands behind its cars’ safety but agrees to the negotiations after a jury trial in a similar case goes against it.