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 20, 2013

May 21, 2013

L.L. Bean's chairman hangs up his boots

 Leon Gorman, 78, steps down after a long tenure of success and is replaced by his nephew Shawn, 47.

May 20, 2013

Yahoo paying $1.1 billion for Tumblr

 The deal is CEO Marissa Mayer’s boldest move since she left Google and one of Yahoo’s priciest.

May 20, 2013

Maine gas prices rise more than 3 cents

Prices are now 21 cents per gallon lower than at the same time last year and a little more than a penny higher than a month ago.

May 20, 2013

Yarmouth worries over power plant

 Officials say the Wyman Station owner has been unresponsive; taxpayers can expect a hike in rates.

May 20, 2013

Bull Moose bucks trend in age of Internet commerce

The Maine-based chain, which started in Brunswick in 1989, now has 11 stores and is growing in Waterville.