Maine by the numbers

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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from November 21, 2013

November 22, 2013

FCC head wants changes to cellphone rules on planes

He draws protests from flight attendants and airline officials.

November 22, 2013

Ex-commissary at former Brunswick air base to house two food makers

Both companies will add jobs when they move into the Topsham Annex, as redevelopment of the closed naval station continues.

November 21, 2013

Dow average closes above 16,000 for the first time

The Labor Department reported before the market opened that applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since September.

November 21, 2013

Retailers agree on Bangladesh garment industry safety standards

The alliance includes such U.S. companies as Walmart, J.C. Penney, Target, Gap and Macy’s.

November 21, 2013

Feds expect to sell remainder of GM stock by year end Several photos included in this story

Selling the shares at Wednesday’s $37.69 closing price would get the government $1.17 billion, leaving taxpayers short by roughly $10 billion.

November 21, 2013

N.J. becoming third state to offer Internet gambling

A five-day test period is designed to see whether sophisticated technology can ensure that all gamblers are within New Jersey and that they are 21 or older.

November 21, 2013

On the Move

November 21, 2013

Stocks fall as Fed hints at tapering

Investors know that the stimulus will be cut but are sensitive to signs that a pullback is imminent.

November 21, 2013

Helmet cam sales on the rise

Business ascends 50 percent as skiers scoop up the devices to record the thrill of the descent.

November 21, 2013


November 21, 2013

Confirmation predicted for Fed pick

Janet Yellen looks likely to become chairman of the Federal Reserve.

November 21, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Bow Street Market focuses on customers, local food

Adam Nappi also touts the wine cellar, deli shop, gelato and an emphasis on healthy organics.