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 February 6, 2014

February 6

Southern New England ski areas vulnerable, says climate change expert

In years with little snow, those states see a big drop-off in skier visits, but even northern New England states like Maine feel the pain.

February 6

Tesla breaks into top 5 in Consumer Reports study

Toyota widens its lead in the survey to place ahead of Ford. Honda slips from second to third.

February 6

On the Move



February 6

Google settles European antitrust case

If approved, the deal would require the Internet giant to change the way 
it displays search results.

February 6

CVS follows Maine chain’s lead by dropping tobacco

Downeast Pharmacy stopped selling the products in 1993, a bold move then, and Bow Street Market has done the same.

February 6

Coca-Cola buys stake in at-home soda maker

The company is teaming up with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to roll out a ‘Keurig Cold’ machine.

February 6

Subway removing chemical from bread

The change comes after a blogger launched an online petition.

February 6

Time Warner’s net income drops 12 percent

The company cites costs including its investments in programming as offsetting growth.

February 6

Susan Kimball becomes first video reporter at Portland Press Herald

Worked for more than 20 years at Portland TV station WCSH, Channel 6

February 6

Big money, big dreams for Portland seafood company

With an infusion of investment funds, Bristol Seafood expects to open a second facility to help it compete for business nationwide.

February 6

A Word with the Boss: To support arts and culture, she gets creative

An interview with Jennifer Hutchins, executive director of Creative Portland Corp. since 2011.

February 6

How to solve Maine's green crab problem? Sell them, eat them, CEO says Video clip included

All efforts to make the invader a marketable product have failed, but a Canadian man now wants to change that in Maine.