Maine by the numbers

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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from January 1, 2014

January 1

‘Extreme groomers’ give dogs, industry new look

Some owners say a bath, brush and trim is no longer enough, but not everyone thinks it is a good idea.

January 1

Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

Retail sales began at 8 a.m. in Denver. But marijuana fans didn’t wait to celebrate.

January 1, 2014


January 1, 2014

Netflix tests subscription pricing based on number of users

The company is offering some new customers plans that provide access on as many as four screens, letting household members watch different shows at the same time.

January 1, 2014

2013 was the year of unstoppable stocks

The markets moved higher in spite of possible bad news.

January 1

Netflix chairman's pay up 50 percent