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 17, 2014

February 18

Propane’s promise as Maine fuel in jeopardy Several photos included in this story

Even if this winter’s tight supply is overlooked, industry changes threaten to keep prices high and stall the alternative to heating oil.

February 18

Navy plans to deploy first laser aboard ship Several photos included in this story

And the Zumwalt, under construction at BIW, is the only ship with enough power to run an electromagnetic rail gun.

February 17

Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

The derailments spill a significant amount of crude, which underscores a lesser-known danger of America’s oil boom.

February 17

UAW to regroup after key vote loss in Chattanooga

The rejection at a foreign-owned U.S. car plant means the union may need to woo other types of workers, a labor expert says.

February 17

‘Survivor’ winner’s new pursuit? Setting up yurt camps in forest Several photos included in this story

Crafty Bob Crowley buys an old horse farm in Durham, runs the camping business with his family and eyes a bevy of other projects.