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 September 11, 2013

September 12, 2013

Civic center, Pirates engage in all-day negotiations

 The two sides meet for a settlement hearing to see if they can reach an agreement without going through a trial.

September 11, 2013

Pharmacy groups sue Maine to stop new import law

A law that passed in June and goes into effect in October would allow a Canadian company to resume its mail-order business in Maine.

September 11, 2013

Feds to host small business forum at USM

The event will give the local business community a chance to voice their concerns about federal regulations.

September 11, 2013

LePage says three out-of-state companies to visit Maine

He says the visits came out of meetings he had with companies at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit last month in Florida.

September 11, 2013

Bankrupt railroad hires Portland law firm

A bankruptcy judge agrees to allow Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway to hire Verill Dana to represent the company during the bankruptcy process.

September 11, 2013

In shipping, bigger not necessarily better

 As container ships get larger, ports face new issues – from deeper dredging to expensive infrastructure improvements.

September 11, 2013

Apple goes plastic on new iPhone

Analysts say the iPhone5C may not be cheap enough to cut into Samsung's dominance of the low-end market.

September 11, 2013

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September 11, 2013

Marijuana-related businesses could soon have bank accounts

The Department of Justice says it will work with bank regulators as businesses seek a place to stash cash.