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 March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

Boom in urchin harvest flips Maine's ecosystem

The sea urchin population might not recover without increasing the fish that prey on Jonah crabs.

March 26, 2013

Propane exports add fuel to Searsport terminal debate

Opponents of the proposed storage facility for imported fuel fear it will instead be used for exports.

March 26, 2013

Cyprus' banks to remain closed until Thursday

Financial institutions in the country have been shut since March 16 as Cyprus and its international lenders struggled to agree on a plan to raise funds so the island could qualify for a bailout package.

March 26, 2013

Panel urged to extend aviation tax break

The industry says the exemption, which reduces state revenue, has helped grow businesses and jobs.

March 25, 2013

Trees standing in way of boatyard proposal

 Environmentalists oppose a bill that would exempt 'working waterfronts' from a state law.