Thursday, December 12, 2013
Maine by the numbers
A daily snapshot of the state's economy
Average Number of Weeks Mainers Remain Unemployed
Source: Maine Department of Labor
News from July 1, 2012
"In my heart of hearts, I just felt that everybody was starting to talk about this talking bear," said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. "And the marketing campaign did a great job of telling people how fabulous this picture is for an R-rated audience."
A novel program intended to raise money for financially strapped New England dairy farmers and educate consumers about the benefits of local farms isn't delivering as much help as organizers would like because it had to pay more than $60,000 in taxes.
Hoping to reverse a decade of decline in attendance, they turn to everything from opera to boxing to fill seats.