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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013

$160,350,000

June 2012

$139,897,000

Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from November 7, 2013

November 8, 2013

Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry service in jeopardy for 2014

Officials say a deal is close for the new ferry, but skeptics say it’s almost too late to salvage next season.

November 8, 2013

Briefcase



November 7, 2013

Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring

By the closing bell, the social network that reinvented global communication in 140-character bursts was valued at $31 billion.

November 8, 2013

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

The food industry must phase out trans fats, once thought to be a safe alternative to animal fats.

November 7, 2013

Facebook to open Boston-area office

The company returns to Cambridge, where it was founded from a Harvard University dorm room, with an engineering office that will focus on data storage, security, and networking.

November 7, 2013

On the Move



November 7, 2013

Briefcase



November 7, 2013

Nell Newman makes organics her own

The actor’s daughter, in Maine to give a talk, has taken her dad’s charitable idea in a greener direction.

November 7, 2013

Reports will signal economic progress



November 7, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Got lots of devices? Bill Allard helps provide the juice

Bill Allard helps manage CMP’s $1.4 billion project to upgrade Maine’s power grid.

November 7, 2013

Former Maine state economist blames problems on Congress

Charles Colgan says fiscal uncertainty at the federal level has restricted the country’s economic output and made recovery more difficult.