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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 18, 2013

August 19, 2013

Biddeford Market Basket a big hit among early shoppers

 The new 107,000-square foot store boasts 9-foot wide aisles, a sushi bar, pizza shop, lunch counter and 60,000 items.

August 18, 2013

Many up in air as airline merger stalls

The U.S. lawsuit blocking the US Airways-American deal leaves thousands of employees in limbo.

August 18, 2013

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August 18, 2013

Truckers find anti-fatigue rules tiresome

New trucking regulations costly to owner-operator teams Opponents call the federal regulations too costly, but advocates say they're needed to prevent crashes.

August 18, 2013

Proving apps make babies smarter is no child's play

Frankie Thevenot The toy industry defends its marketing of mobile technology for children against complaints that there is little evidence of benefits.

August 18, 2013

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