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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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September 14, 2013

Natural gas prepares to fuel transportation industry

Truckers weigh the costs of switching to natural gas Already the fuel of choice for new power plants, natural gas could replace for diesel fuel for trucks, bus fleets and more.

September 14, 2013

Analysis: Twitter learns several things from famous Facebook flop

The smaller and younger social-networking rival will price its IPO less aggressively, for instance.

September 14, 2013

Drop in Fed's bond purchases will renew housing concerns

However, analysts aren't too worried now about a freeze in home purchases after mortgage rates rise.

September 14, 2013

Where does Twitter’s money come from?

The $10 billion company is poised to be a major player in the fast-growing mobile-advertising realm.

September 14, 2013

Maine ice cream company wins top national award

 Gifford's Ice Cream has captured the honor for the fourth year in a row.