Maine by the numbers

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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013

$160,350,000

June 2012

$139,897,000

Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from January 11, 2014

January 12

Neiman Marcus is latest victim of security breach

The retailer was notified in mid-December by its credit card processor about potentially unauthorized payment activity following customer purchases at stores.

January 11

Detroit auto show will have something for everybody

Show organizers expect more than 50 new model introductions when the show begins Monday and Tuesday.

January 11

Five Maine towns collaborating as they seek $20 million

Instead of competing, the five will support two applications for federal transportation funding.

January 11

Dismal December: Just 74,000 U.S. jobs were added

But economists regard the low number as an aberration amid stronger data and confidence.

January 11

Cards of more than 5,600 Mainers listed for sale as Target breach grows

The retailer reveals that millions of additional customers have had their information stolen.

January 11

Cruise industry heats up in winter

Call centers will be busy for the next three months, booking those ‘dreams’ to escape the doldrums.

January 11

Maine lobstermen seek relief from 1950s federal restriction

Lobstermen say the 56-year-old consent decree has long hurt their ability to manage the industry.

January 11

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