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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 October 22, 2013

October 23, 2013

To save money, government will stop printing nautical maps Several photos included in this story

It will still chart rocks, shipwrecks and other hazards, but boaters and fishermen will have to use electronic maps or private on-demand printing to get the information.

October 23, 2013

Allegiant Air switches first N.H. flight from Portsmouth to Manchester

The airline says the government shutdown delayed the installation of passenger screening equipment at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease.

October 23, 2013

Hiring remains slow as U.S. economy struggles to accelerate

As Congress seems headed toward another budget battle early next year, many companies – including a machine tool manufacturer in Arundel – postpone adding new workers.

October 22, 2013

To save money, government will stop printing nautical maps Several photos included in this story

It will still chart rocks, shipwrecks and other hazards, but boaters and fishermen will have to use electronic maps or print it themselves.

October 23, 2013

Judge delays sale of Boston Globe to Red Sox owner

The New York Times Co. and John Henry had scheduled to close their reported $70 million sale of The New England Media Group on Friday.

October 22, 2013

Planned Brunswick tech hub receives nearly $3 million in funding

The money will be used to convert a building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

October 23, 2013

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October 23, 2013

Apple iPads get a freshening up for holiday season

Price cuts are in the mix to combat an eroding sales base.

October 22, 2013

On the Move



October 22, 2013

Alan Greenspan publishes new book

The former Fed chairman defends his record.

October 22, 2013

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October 22, 2013

New York, Delaware oppose Maine plan to loosen smog rules

The resistance could make it hard to get the EPA to ease what the state views as obstacles to economic growth.