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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012

Nike nears deal to sell Maine firm Cole Haan

The $500 million sale would complete Nike's plan to focus more on its namesake brand.

November 6, 2012

Index of home prices rises most in six years

The gain adds to signs of a U.S. housing recovery.

November 6, 2012

Britax recalls 60,000 child car seats for choking danger

U.S. regulators say the seats were made with softer chest pad material that can be bitten off and chewed by children.

November 6, 2012

China launches WTO case challenging EU over solar subsidies

The move adds to a series of trade disputes that China is locked in with Europe and the U.S.

November 6, 2012

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November 6, 2012

Netflix moves to block hostile takeovers

Carl Icahn The move by the company's board follows revelations that Carl Icahn is a 10 percent owner.

November 6, 2012

Samsung smartphone sales pass 30M

 Its predecessor phone announced a year ago took 14 months to hit 30 million in sales.

November 6, 2012

7 ways to save on 2013 health insurance

 Your personal circumstances are likely to determine your best options for coverage and savings.

November 6, 2012

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November 6, 2012

Greek unions strike against new cuts

 After nearly three years of income cuts and tax increases, Greeks have little stomach for more.