Maine by the numbers

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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 29, 2013

December 30, 2013

Health insurance sign-ups nearing 2 million

Yet to be reported are December results from the 14 states that run their own websites for enrollees.

December 29, 2013

A year’s worth of financial wisdom

Some of the top money advice from 2013.

December 29, 2013

Consumers getting smart with high-tech homes

Automation is becoming more sophisticated – and more affordable – thanks to smartphones and Wi-Fi.

December 29, 2013

Charles Lawton: Nurturing Maine’s entrepreneurial renaissance

And such a rebirth must not be Maine-centric.

December 29, 2013

On the Move



December 29, 2013

Outcome of trade talks splits state Several photos included in this story

A proposed new international agreement has implications for Maine companies that compete with and sell to Asia.

December 29, 2013

Craft Beer Cellar plans nationwide growth

The Massachusetts beer store aims to expand into new territory with its focus on quality.