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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013


June 2012


Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from September 6, 2013

September 7, 2013

Portland Pirates sue Civic Center over lease dispute Several photos included in this story

The lawsuit further chills relations between the local hockey team and the arena's officials.

September 6, 2013

Car prices hit record as buyers load up on options

It's a buying pattern that began around two years ago with low interest rates that let buyers choose pricier cars.

September 6, 2013

Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash

The 180-degree reversals and low-key repentance are unprecedented moves for a company like Microsoft.

September 6, 2013

World leaders push big companies to pay more taxes

G-20 leaders reportedly have signed on to a new tax plan that would make it harder for companies to hide profits in tax havens and force them to pay tax in the countries where they make money.

September 6, 2013

Maine panel meets to study casino expansion

All legislation related to gambling was put on hold last session until the Gaming Commission can develop a competitive bidding process proposal.

September 6, 2013

10 Maine businesses get energy grants from USDA

The grants will be used for solar, biomass and propane energy systems, and for energy-efficiency projects such as upgrading refrigeration and lighting.

September 6, 2013

Had enough of Web snooping? Try these

Average users have many options for attempting to protect their privacy.

September 6, 2013

Walmart protest leads to arrests

September 6, 2013


September 6, 2013

US employers add 169K jobs, rate falls to 7.3 percent

The latest signs of an improving economy also mean the Fed may slow bond buying this month.