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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from April 27, 2013

April 27, 2013

Chinese demand for baby formula leads to shortages elsewhere

 After a contaminated milk scandal that killed six in 2008, parents in China are willing to pay well for imported formula.

April 27, 2013

Online deals service says its website was hacked

LivingSocial says the personal data of more than 50 million customers may have been affected.

April 27, 2013

Stocks stall as growth fails to measure up

The 2.5 percent growth rate in the first quarter falls short of the forecast of 3.1 percent.

April 27, 2013

Economy grew at 2.5% last quarter

But most economists say they think the GDP is slowing in the April-June quarter to 2 percent.

April 27, 2013

Maine exec: Creative thinking is a career plus

 A CEO tells state lawmakers that a liberal arts education trumps tech skills in the workplace.