Maine by the numbers

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Maine Retail Sales

Q4 – 2013

$4.53 Billion

Q4 – 2012

$4.45 Billion

Source: State of Maine

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News from November 9, 2013

November 9, 2013

First-day pop followed by second-day drop for Twitter stock

Limited insight into how well a company can do in the long run often leads to volatile trading, analysts say.

November 9, 2013

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November 9, 2013

U.S. adds 204,000 jobs in October

‘Numerous shocks’ fail to deter the nation’s businesses from posting surprisingly strong employment numbers in the latest report.

November 26, 2013

Munjoy Hill building boom gets louder Several photos included in this story

With land now scarce, one of the latest housing projects would be on stilts and another would demolish a church.