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 February 13, 2014

February 13

GM recalling nearly 780,000 compact cars

Six people have been killed in crashes related to engines shutting down unexpectedly.

February 13

Huge thermal plant opens in Calif. as solar industry grows Several photos included in this story Video clip included

To generate power, nearly 350,000 computer-controlled mirrors roughly the size of a garage door reflect sunlight to boilers atop 459-foot towers.

February 13

Toyota recalls Prius to fix software glitch

It’s also recalling some RAV4’s, Tacoma trucks and Lexus RX350 SUVs in the U.S. for a separate issue.

February 13

Representatives from idled East Millinocket mill meet with congressional delegation

The group discussed plans for restarting the mill that shut down in January.

February 13

Press Herald hires food editor, will launch farm-to-table section

Source: Eating and Living Sustainably in Maine will run in Sunday newspapers.

February 13

Stocks’ downturn may have upside

Analysts say lower prices let investors buy more stocks and help reconnect the market to reality.

February 13

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February 13

A Word With the Boss: Freeport farming couple reaping accolades

Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm are leaders in Maine’s community-supported agriculture movement.

February 13

Libra Foundation funds civic center luxury box for community use

The foundation will pay $75,000 a year for 10 years.

February 13

Portland’s Press Hotel will preserve a storied past Several photos included in this story

The developer has an update on a boutique hotel planned for the former newspaper building.

February 13

Comcast would gain dominance with Time Warner Cable purchase

Industry watchdogs worry that the deal would give the company too much power over American entertainment.