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 June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013

Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

Hostess, with new owners, is expecting a blockbuster return next month for Twinkies and other sugary treats, such as CupCakes and Donettes.

June 23, 2013

That car-rental reservation doesn't guarantee a ride



June 23, 2013

Charles Lawton: A demographic meteorite is aimed at Maine



June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

On the Move



June 23, 2013

Retail sales growth gives economic hope

Though the trend is not robust, consumer sales are on a consistent upward trend throughout Maine.

June 23, 2013

'Watch Dogs' leads pack as gaming gets real Several photos included in this story

 A video game based on a hacker feels like the nightly news about surveillance and data collection.