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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 9, 2013

April 9, 2013

Ridership up on Downeaster route

Amtrak says the Downeaster had the 11th biggest percentage increase for the period among its 45 routes nationwide.

April 9, 2013

Microsoft escalates ad assault on Google Video clip included

The marketing campaign that Microsoft calls "Scroogled" depicts Google as a duplicitous company more interested in profits and power than protecting people's privacy and providing unbiased search results.

April 9, 2013

Penney's board ousts CEO after reinvention fails

Mike Ullman The company lost 25 percent of sales in a single year under Ron Johnson. The previous CEO is hired to replace him.

April 9, 2013

Maine mayors press for $85 million bond

The leaders of 12 cities propose a major state investment in education, jobs, roads, rail and water.

April 9, 2013

Bernanke: Bank 'stress tests' work better



April 9, 2013

Papers report growth in circulation revenue

The increase in revenue comes as more readers begin paying to subscribe to papers' digital editions.

April 9, 2013

Briefcase



April 9, 2013

N.H. newspaper sold to Ogden Inc.



April 9, 2013

Datebook



April 9, 2013

United Airlines puts 787s back in schedule