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 9, 2013

May 9, 2013

New channels coming to YouTube – but you pay

The world's largest video site is introducing all-you-can-watch channels that require a monthly fee with an average price of $2.99 each.

May 9, 2013

CEO leaves Portland high-tech start-up CashStar

David Douglas Stone co-founded the company, which runs digital gift card programs for retailers.

May 9, 2013

Seacoast Fun Park seeks Windham's OK to expand

Plans call for new parking areas, a new restaurant, more snow-tubing lanes and new water features, including a ‘lazy river’ float ride.

May 9, 2013

Fannie Mae posts record profit

When Fannie pays a dividend of $59.4 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month, it will have repaid $95 billion of the roughly $116 billion it received during the taxpayer bailout.

May 9, 2013

Hackers steal $45 million in ATM card breach

Prosecutors say seven people were arrested in the United States in a case involving thousands of thefts.

May 9, 2013

Tesla model gets Consumer Reports' top score

The magazine says Model S handles like a Porsche sports car, is the quietest it has tested since the Lexus LS, and is "far more energy-efficient than the best hybrid cars."

May 9, 2013

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May 9, 2013

Maine: first in hospital safety

All but York Hospital – which receives a C – are given A or B grades by a watchdog group.

May 8, 2013

Under fire, Coca-Cola touts healthier drinks

Muhtar Kent