Maine by the numbers

A daily snapshot of the state's economy

Maine Retail Sales

Q4 – 2013

$4.53 Billion

Q4 – 2012

$4.45 Billion

Source: State of Maine

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News from April 7, 2013

April 8, 2013

Health law holds costly edicts for some companies

Full time will be defined as 30 hours, and businesses with 50 such workers face new requirements or penalties.

April 7, 2013

Charles Lawton: We must use digital highway to drive commerce



April 7, 2013

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April 7, 2013

CHOCOLATE EVOLUTION

Chocolate makers adjusting recipes for success Even old-fashioned candy makers are changing strategies to meet economic realities that are no longer so sweet.

April 7, 2013

On the Move