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 8, 2013

April 8, 2013

Report: Virgin America best U.S. airline in 2012

 Carriers achieve their second best result in the 23 years that quality of service has been rated.

April 8, 2013

Suit against Hannaford over data breach won't be class action

The lawsuit stems from the theft of Hannaford customers' credit card and debit card data.

April 8, 2013

Support wanes for upfront payment for Maine liquor contract

The upfront payment of $200 million to repay hospitals has now fallen out of favor with Democrats and Republicans.

April 9, 2013

Offshore wind enters deeper Maine testing

Two multimillion-dollar projects off the Maine coast begin new phases in a fledgling industry that is already aiding the economy.

April 8, 2013

Full flights, small seats make passengers grumpy

Private researchers who have analyzed federal data on airline performance say it's not surprising that passengers are irritated.

April 8, 2013

Maine gas prices down almost 6 cents per gallon

Maine prices are now more than 33 cents lower per gallon than at the same time last year.