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 January 26, 2014

January 27

U.S. officials probe illnesses on Caribbean cruise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 281 out of 3,050 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas have reported symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.

January 26

Tricks of the electronics trade-in

Retailers and manufacturers give credit and websites pay cash for used personal electronic devices.

January 26

Charles Lawton: Maine’s labor market working – without new mandates

Businesses as a group are paying workers more.

January 26

On the Move

January 26


January 26

WaterCar: At home on land and sea

‘We want to be the Henry Ford of amphibious cars,’ says Dave March, founder of the California company.

January 28

Restaurant inspections a hot item in Augusta Several photos included in this story

The industry adamantly opposes a bill that would revive a system that gives all municipalities an oversight role.