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 31, 2013

August 31, 2013

Hurry-up offense: Football pressures CBS talks

The network believes the start of the NFL's regular season will increase public pressure on Time Warner to get a deal.

August 31, 2013

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August 31, 2013

Facebook ready to roll out video ads

Mark Zuckerberg The social media site is taking aim at the advertising dollars once reserved for television.

August 31, 2013

Youngsters get raise from the Tooth Fairy

Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 percent jump over last year's $3.

August 31, 2013

Portland radio group to be sold

 WCYY 94.3, WHOM 94.9, WBLM 102.9 and Q97.9 will change hands pending regulatory approval.

August 31, 2013

Test pilots are more than 'Top Gun'

Lockheed Martin test pilots Engineering knowledge is key for today's test pilots, who must understand the systems that control the aircraft they fly.