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 July 25, 2013

July 25, 2013

Maine Med nurses trying to form union

Meetings have been held, but no vote has been scheduled. The hospital describes the effort as unnecessary.

July 25, 2013

SAC's history: Dazzling success, dubious actions

Even in the high-flying hedge fund world, SAC Capital has stood out for its audacity, ambition and mammoth returns.

July 26, 2013

Anthem-MaineHealth network approved – with conditions

A rival network blasts the partnership as a 'backroom deal' that discriminates against central and western Maine.

July 25, 2013

Maine tells railroad to report oil shipments

Pan Am Railways says Maine law requires reports only for refined oil, but not crude oil.

July 25, 2013

Major hedge fund SAC Capital charged with fraud Several photos included in this story

The federal indictment accuses the firm of unprecedented amounts of insider trading.

July 25, 2013

Austen to have pride of face on currency



July 25, 2013

Briefcase



July 25, 2013

Soft-drink industry can't reverse soda slide in U.S.

Pepsi Despite new products and marketing efforts, sales of Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are declining.

July 25, 2013

Google gadget streams video to TV

The 2-inch device plugs into the set and can show video from YouTube and Netflix plus Web pages.

July 25, 2013

Payment-processor Visa back in the black



July 25, 2013

On the Move



July 25, 2013

For Ford, it pays to think smaller

Strong sales in Asia and the Americas propel the company's profitability.

July 25, 2013

Wonderbra maker to buy rival Maidenform

The deal, worth about $547 million, will combine two of the world's top bra and underwear companies.

August 28, 2013

A Word With the Boss: VIA Agency employs creativity to compete nationally

 Leeann Leahy leads the Portland ad agency, which has 13 major clients ranging from Samsung and Klondike bars to Welch's juice and Perdue chicken.