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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 27, 2013

July 27, 2013

Toyota keeps its lead in worldwide sales

The company's president says being No. 1 is 'an eternal pursuit.' Meanwhile, GM makes gains in U.S.

July 27, 2013

New York to outlaw shark-fin trade starting next summer



July 27, 2013

China takes steps to curb overcapacity

Officials: Excess production drives down prices of industrial goods and puts companies' profits at risk.

July 27, 2013

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July 27, 2013

Toyota faces first lawsuit over acceleration problems

Jeffrey Uno, Peter Uno Some people have died and others were injured by vehicles that unexpectedly speed up.