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 28, 2013

July 28, 2013

Blueberry growers keep watch for harmful new fruit fly

 Native to China, the insect poses a threat by laying its eggs in the soft fruit, making it unfit for market.

July 28, 2013


July 28, 2013

Charles Lawton: Frugal Maine's low debt burden an economic plus

July 28, 2013

Obesity in the workplace becomes a bigger deal

Obesity's reclassification as a disease means employers had better give less weight to a person's girth in hiring or firing.

July 28, 2013

On the Move

July 28, 2013

Grocery trends mean war for stores

 Increased competition in Maine from the usual suspects – and some unexpected ones – has forever altered the supermarket landscape.