Maine by the numbers

A daily snapshot of the state's economy

Maine Retail Sales

Q4 – 2013

$4.53 Billion

Q4 – 2012

$4.45 Billion

Source: State of Maine

Business blogs

Special Report: Where are the jobs of Maine’s future?

Explore the section

Past Headlines

News from December 11, 2013

December 11, 2013

Maine’s Lincoln mill lays off 200 after boiler explosion

Gov. LePage says part of the problem is a fine levied against the mill as a result of the blast.

December 12, 2013

Loss of NECN angers Time Warner viewers Several photos included in this story

As fans of the channel complain, the company says viewership and cost were factors, and the decision is final.

December 11, 2013

FDA’s concerns keep female libido drug in limbo

Unlike sexual problems in men, most of women’s sexual issues are psychological, not physical..

December 11, 2013

Volcker Rule toughens restrictions on banks

Federal regulators approve language implementing a portion of 2010 financial regulation revamp.

December 11, 2013

Baby seat that holds iPad sparks outrage

Child advocates ask Mattel to stop Fisher-Price from marketing what they call an ‘ultimate electronic babysitter.’

December 11, 2013

Maine rescue trip heads for Lac-Megantic

Rotary clubs are bringing teddy bears and toys to help victims of the train disaster.