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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 October 10, 2013

October 11, 2013

Creditor sues for payment priority in Maine railroad’s bankruptcy

The company seeks to reclaim $6 million in a court case forced by the train crash in Quebec that killed 47 people.

October 11, 2013

Cianbro, Putney named Best Places to Work in Maine

The companies top the list of 60 employers in the state, based on their employee policies and worker surveys.

October 10, 2013

Baby boomers fuel wave of entrepreneurship

Older people are flocking to self-employment both because of a frustrating job market and the growing ease and falling cost of starting a business.

October 10, 2013

Barge holding mystery structure due in Portland Harbor

Cianbro Corp. will outfit the building, but won’t say what it will be used for or where it’s going.

October 10, 2013

Schlotterbeck & Foss growing in stealth mode

The Maine specialty foods maker succeeds by giving the spotlight to its customers.

October 10, 2013

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October 10, 2013

Shutdown slams small federal contractors

Delayed government contracts, work and revenues are tough on small businesses.

October 10, 2013

On the Move



October 10, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Down East editor steered career to beloved Maine



October 10, 2013

Twitter, Comcast sign deal

The partnership adds bells and whistles and precedes Twitter’s upcoming IPO.

October 10, 2013

Fed officials were torn on bond purchases, minutes show

Many economists now say the board will continue the current level into next year.

October 10, 2013

Obama’s pick to lead Fed quietly persistent

But some say that Janet Yellen’s refusal to promote herself for the position indicates too quiet a leadership style.