Maine by the numbers

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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013

Charles Lawton: Great state, great employees need matchmaker



June 30, 2013

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June 30, 2013

Allegiant Air a small wonder of airline world Several photos included in this story

Rather than compete with major carriers, the airline uses its marketing muscles to convince people in small cities, like Bangor, to fly to sunny vacation spots.

June 30, 2013

Where nothing's wasted ... except possibly the pigs

Jeremy Gross A West Coast man feeds his hogs the nonmedical parts of marijuana plants in a 'flavor experiment.'