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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from December 10, 2013

December 10, 2013

A look at 23 women CEOS running Fortune 500 firms

Mary Barra was named CEO of General Motors on Thursday, joining a fairly small group.

December 11, 2013

Panel: No bias in Maine unemployment claims dispute process

A special panel finds several flaws but contradicts a claim of Gov. LePage, who drew fire for meeting with hearing officers.

December 10, 2013

Portland Pirates get new majority owner

Ron Cain, who had been a minority investor, wants to restart lease talks with the civic center and get the team back in Portland.

December 10, 2013

Students’ robotic arm can make you stronger

Titan Arm’s cost-efficient design has won a team of engineering students accolades and at least $75,000 in prize money.

December 10, 2013

GM names Mary Barra CEO, first woman to head a U.S. carmaker

Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors’ product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.

December 10, 2013

Lululemon founder stepping down in fallout from alienating comments

Wilson infamously dismissed quality problems in his products by saying that some women’s bodies “just don’t actually work” for Lululemon pants.

December 10, 2013

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December 10, 2013

'New rich’ key to economic recovery and polarization

Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives.

December 10, 2013

On the Move



December 10, 2013

Casino company survives Bay State probe

MGM Resorts still must answer questions raised by a background check before it can proceed with its bid for a casino in Springfield, Mass.

December 10, 2013

Chobani to kick off first Super Bowl ad

The debut on advertising’s biggest stage comes as Greek yogurt continues to surge in popularity.

December 10, 2013

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