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 28, 2013

November 28, 2013

A Word With the Boss: CashStar CEO wraps gifting challenges with fun

Ben Kaplan is heading into his first holiday shopping season at the top of the Portland-based digital gifting firm.

November 28, 2013

On the Move



November 28, 2013

Briefcase



November 28, 2013

Tech companies help boost markets

Hewlett-Packard leads the way, reporting a $1.4 billion quarterly profit, as the stock indexes remain at record levels.

November 28, 2013

Five apps that help you find deals on the spot



November 28, 2013

Latest Obamacare delay: Marketplace for small business

Until next year, U.S. companies that employ 50 or more will have to secure coverage through brokers, not online, because of website troubles.