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 23, 2013

April 23, 2013

Low-cost TV provider coming to New England

Aereo will offer Boston broadcast channels to Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

April 23, 2013

Idexx posts higher first-quarter results, but trims outlook

Idexx's stock drops in midday trading as the company trims its growth outlook for the year.

April 23, 2013

Dielectric closing plant in Raymond; 57 jobs to be lost

Town officials say the company is the second-largest employer in town.

April 23, 2013

Oil, gasoline prices fall sharply, lifting economy

Prices at the pump could drop another 20 cents a gallon over the next two months, analysts say.

April 23, 2013

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April 23, 2013

Patent office fails to swallow trademark of 'eat more kale'



April 23, 2013

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April 23, 2013

Iceland president to visit Maine

He’s expected to tout the new Eimskip shipping ties with Portland and speak on new business opportunities.