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 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

Company grows with smoked seafood demand Several photos included in this story

Ducktrap River of Maine is expanding its Belfast plant as the popularity of smoked products increases.

May 14, 2013

Canadian lobster protests revive memories of 2012

But a Maine Lobstermen's Association official says market conditions have improved and the Canadian protests have no direct connection to Maine.

May 14, 2013

Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will be joined by 200 other organizations backing the multi-million dollar 'It Can Wait' ad campaign.

May 14, 2013

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May 14, 2013

On the Move



May 14, 2013

U.S. sales rebound in April



May 14, 2013

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May 14, 2013

LinkedIn builds impressive resume

Jeff Weiner The professional networking company is growing faster than the rest of its Internet class.

May 14, 2013

Maine Family Businesses Awards presented to six firms

20130513_Awards The winning companies come from all over the state. In Maine, about 80 percent of businesses are family owned.