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 5, 2013

May 5, 2013

Northeast ski areas buoyed by snow, cool temperatures

The number of visits goes up 20 percent over the previous ski season thanks to an ideal winter.

May 5, 2013

'Iron Man 3' earns $175 million at U.S. box office

The blockbuster sequel blockbuster has a worldwide total of $680 million so far.

May 5, 2013

Charles Lawton: Sacred tax cows should be slaughtered for Maine's sake

Take our grocery tax exemption. Please. It's a grossly inefficient way to help the needy.

May 5, 2013

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May 5, 2013

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May 5, 2013

Toys R Us appealing fatal slide accident award

The chain argues that regulations cited by the victim's family don't apply to inflatable pool slides.

May 5, 2013

Gold prices take a dive

Gold seller in California It's good news for speculators, if only sellers would cooperate.