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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 23, 2013

November 23, 2013

In-flight cellphone calls could be a disturbance to passengers

The country’s largest flight attendant union has come out against allowing calls in flight.

November 23, 2013

At home in New York – in RVs



November 23, 2013

New meat labeling rules take effect

Meatpackers need to list where livestock was born, raised and slaughtered.

November 23, 2013

Shoppers line up for Black Friday

Campers outside a Best Buy store in Ohio stake out their places in line 10 days ahead of time.

November 23, 2013

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November 23, 2013

Pirates move to break stalemate with civic center

The team offers to drop its lawsuit if the arena’s trustees agree to negotiate an end to the lease dispute.