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 December 15, 2013

December 15, 2013

Poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

Americans who have health insurance are blaming President Obama’s health care overhaul for rising premiums.

December 15, 2013

On the Move



December 15, 2013

Datebook



December 15, 2013

Reframing the office party

Many bosses are ditching traditional holiday parties for more meaningful gestures.

December 15, 2013

The mobile economy: Christmas just another stop on the road



December 14, 2013

Wood stove decathlon highlights race for next-gen technology

Many new stoves likely will rely on catalytic burners, a technology that proved troublesome in the 1980s.

December 15, 2013

Tougher pollution limits for wood stoves might just backfire Several photos included in this story

Manufacturers say new rules will drive up costs and spook buyers who would otherwise upgrade older, dirtier units.