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 August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013

Maine to help market Canada ferry, secure line of credit

LePage meets with Nova Scotia's economic minister to move the project forward.

August 23, 2013

Six Old Port properties to be auctioned online

Current tenants include Buck’s Naked BBQ, Fore Play, Gorgeous Gelato, The Merry Table Crêperie and Shine Salon.

August 22, 2013

Glitch brings Nasdaq trades to halt

The three-hour breakdown raises questions about the pitfalls of electronic systems for stock trades.

August 22, 2013

Bath Iron Works plans to lay off 40 workers

The shipbuilder says the layoffs will include 15 pipe coverers and 25 insulators. Still, the shipbuilder's workforce has risen this year to about 5,500 employees.

August 22, 2013

Maine to sell $220M liquor revenue bond next week

The state plans to use the proceeds of the bond offering to repay debt owed to Maine's 39 hospitals.

August 22, 2013

Maine to offer training for seaweed farmers

The clinic will be taught by leading industry members from the Portland-based commercial kelp farm Ocean Approved and University of Connecticut scientists.

August 22, 2013

Amazon spends billions on fulfillment

AMAZON The online retailer races to build warehouses to compete in speed of delivery to shoppers.

August 22, 2013

HP's revenue declines 8%

August 22, 2013

Orono's Pelletco bringing the heat Several photos included in this story

To match feature ENERGY-USA/HEATINGOIL A company providing wood-pellet heating that uses existing systems gains support as it manages risks.

August 22, 2013


August 22, 2013

Market declines on Fed's minutes

The disclosure confirms what investors expected: The bank's bond-buying program is tapering off.

August 22, 2013

On the Move

August 22, 2013

After the recession, incomes still lagging

Most Americans remain below where they stood in late 2007, a study finds.

August 28, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Co-owners' yin and yang make a good pizza