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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013

$160,350,000

June 2012

$139,897,000

Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from August 13, 2013

August 13, 2013

Australia travel firm to use Maine company's product

WEX expands its presence in Australia with a new contract.

August 14, 2013

Facing deficit, Maine Med cuts 225 jobs

Fifty workers will be laid off and 175 vacancies eliminated as a downward trend in revenue takes a toll at hospitals.

August 14, 2013

Maine-based venture chosen for talks to restart ferry Video clip included

Groups are pleased that the Portland-Nova Scotia service may resume in summer 2014.

August 14, 2013

Lawsuit clouds $14 billion airline merger plan Video clip included

American Airlines and US Airways vow to fight back using 'all legal options.'

August 13, 2013

The fresh sell of luxury

 Ford is teaching stale Lincoln dealerships how to appeal to the younger set.

August 13, 2013

N.Y. seeks to rein in virtual currencies

Products such as bitcoin are legitimate but offer anonymity for criminal acts, a state official says.

August 13, 2013

On the Move



August 13, 2013

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August 13, 2013

U.S. deficit down 37.6% so far

With two months left in the federal fiscal year, the gap is on track to be the smallest in five years.

August 13, 2013

Board backs deal to take Dole private



August 13, 2013

Portland planners consider proposal for Maine Wharf Several photos included in this story

 A fish market and a seafood restaurant are included in a plan that would rebuild the existing building closest to Commercial Street, and add two stories.