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 April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013

Maine, others may soon get to tax Web sales

 A bill that could mean millions in revenue for Maine gains support, backed by the state's two senators.

April 22, 2013

FairPoint announces changes in Vt. leadership

FairPoint Vermont President Mike Smith will be stepping down in August.

April 23, 2013

Federal cuts expected to slow flights into Maine

 Major airports are seeing delays of up to two hours as 1,500 traffic controllers are furloughed daily.

April 22, 2013

Bluefins lure famed fishing boat captain to Portland

 Linda Greenlaw will join anglers on chartered tours chasing one of the world’s most sought-after fish.