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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 August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

Eight Maine hospitals sue chief of federal agency

They argue that Kathleen Sibelius, the head of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, arbitrarily ruled against them in a dispute over payments to care for elderly, poor and disabled.

August 12, 2013

BlackBerry takes step toward selling company

The company's board reportedly is coming around to the idea that going private would give it the leeway to fix problems out of the public view.

August 12, 2013

Maine furniture conservers doing a Capitol job

20130807_Furniture The Brunswick couple will work on-site in the Senate wing, then move some pieces to their studio.

August 12, 2013

Maine firm awaits green light to make absinthe

Tree Spirits of Oakland uses all locally grown ingredients, including their own apple-based alcohol, in a traditional recipe from 1800s France.