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 15, 2014

February 15

Portland home and garden show attracts a full house

The 24th annual event gives the civic center a chance to show off its newly renovated digs.

February 15

Maine opens nominations for annual business award

Businesses can apply themselves or be nominated for the 2014 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence.

February 15

Gas prices headed up as refiners switch fuels

Pump prices have gone up an average 31 cents per gallon in February over the past three years.

February 15

Campbell Soup: Having many cooks doesn’t spoil broth sales

Growth in broth sales is driven by an increase in home cooking.

February 15

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