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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 9, 2013

July 9, 2013

Many colleges offering more help with career prep

Schools have revamped career centers, expanded internship programs and pushed alumni to serve as mentors to help graduates better transition to the working world.

July 9, 2013

BlackBerry name change approved by shareholders

The new name comes as BlackBerry faces questions about how it will grow and survive.

July 9, 2013

Shaw's to close six underperforming stores in Mass., R.I.

The company, owned by Cerberus Capital management LC, still operates more than 160 Shaw's and Star Market stores in five New England states, including Maine.

July 9, 2013

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July 9, 2013

Borrowing shows consumer confidence

Americans' borrowing in May took its biggest jump since the same month one year ago.

July 9, 2013

U.S. landline phones reach turning point

Robert Post The ride could be bumpy for users as cellphones and fiber optics spur a slow phase-out of copper wiring.

July 9, 2013

T-Mobile helps iPhone get more market share



July 9, 2013

Banks campaign to end credit unions' tax break

The tax exemption for the growing industry is called unfair, but the nonprofits say consumers benefit.

July 9, 2013

Early search engine AltaVista goes dark



July 9, 2013

Regulators to seek new rules for eight of largest U.S. banks



July 9, 2013

Parkview aims to reduce costs by $2.5 million

The recent combining of the medical-surgical and intensive care units has cut 16 full-time positions.