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 May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Southern New England bids for more of tourism pie

A coordinated marketing effort aims to encourage people to plan their vacations around multiple regional destinations.

May 10, 2013


May 10, 2013

Closed-captioning glasses aid hearing-impaired moviegoers

deaf moviegoers Regal installs special technology to transform the theatrical experience for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

May 10, 2013

Many construction workers stay away

Home builders now say they're struggling to find enough qualified workers.