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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from July 4, 2013

July 5, 2013

Maine lobstermen relieved at routine pace of harvest

 After last year's glut sank prices, they call this season's normalcy 'a good thing.'

July 4, 2013

Gas prices fall as vacationing starts

A gallon costs 16 cents less than it did June 10, but it's 15 cents more expensive than last year.

July 4, 2013

Computing pioneer Doug Engelbart dies at 88

Engelbart He invented the mouse in the 1960s, well before Apple used it commercially in 1984.

July 4, 2013

Positive sign of jobs growth boosts stocks

Leading up to Friday's report, ADP says hiring rose more than expected in June.

July 4, 2013


July 4, 2013

Health act delay a relief to Maine industries

Until the 2015 start of the 'employer mandate,' Maine workers can buy insurance through health exchanges.

August 28, 2013

A Word With the Boss: BoodleUP games give Mainers chance to win prizes from advertisers

 CEO Bob Bruce says his creation is like 'The Price Is Right,' but everybody gets to be a contestant.