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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 September 28, 2013

September 28, 2013

Vacation-home rentals focus on local touches

Another way to rent your house to vacationers Onefinestay takes the business of renting homes as vacation stays to a new level with added amenities.

September 28, 2013

Amazon curtails program in Maine

Blaming a state law to boost tax collection from online sales, the company severs ties with Maine 'associates.'

September 28, 2013

Senators target law favoring GMO crops

The law, which allows farmers to harvest legally contested crops, is set to expire next week. The House would like to extend it.

September 28, 2013

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September 28, 2013

Exxon to offer benefits to same-sex couples

For the first time, the oil giant will recognize legal marriages of all its employees in the U.S.

September 28, 2013

Titans clash again on GMOs

GMO in Washington state In Washington state, Monsanto and Dr. Bronner's will apply lessons from their previous bout on the issue of labeling.