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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 June 15, 2013

June 15, 2013

GM recalling 193,652 SUVs for fire risk

The vehicles involved are the Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Ruick Rainier, Saab 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL are also included.

June 15, 2013

Boeing's European rival raises stakes

 The first flight of the Airbus A350 reopens the wide-body airplane race.

June 15, 2013

IMF has dim view of U.S. economy

The IMF cites higher tax rates and the spending cuts from the federal budget sequester.

June 15, 2013

Microsoft brings Office to the iPhone



June 15, 2013

European picture remains bleak before G-8 meeting

The U.S. will urge more stimulus to boost eurozone growth and counter high unemployment.

June 15, 2013

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