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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013

U.S. fisheries disaster relief takes a step forward

The full Senate has yet to approve the $150 million included by a subcommittee, and the House has yet to act.

July 19, 2013

Portland OKs pier leases for two seafood processors

Shucks Maine Lobster will open an 18,800-square-foot facility on the Maine State Pier in January. Ready Seafood Co. will expand its existing operations on the pier.

July 19, 2013

Deadly derailment won't stop oil on trains

Without new pipelines in North America, there's no other way to transport vast amounts of crude from the middle of the continent to its coasts.

July 19, 2013

Earnings, stocks rise as jobless claims fall



July 19, 2013

No successor nominated as SBA chief gets ready to leave

Karen Mills

July 19, 2013

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July 19, 2013

Bernanke scolds Congress on growth effort

Ben Bernanke He says too much energy was spent on tax hikes and spending cuts when the economy was sluggish.

July 19, 2013

Recovery skips past middle class

 Slow wage growth and a lack of jobs are some of the factors affecting average Americans.