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 January 12, 2014

January 12

Wood banks keep those in need warm

Some of the northern New England firewood banks make home deliveries, while others are self-serve.

January 12

Charles Lawton: Healthy economy depends on cultivating business growth

Starting a new business is one thing. Keeping it going and growing it over time is quite another.

January 12

Smart cars: Convenient or concerning?

New deals will connect vehicles directly to the Web and the result could take consumer privacy for a ride.

January 12

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January 12

Food printers steal gadget show in Las Vegas

The treats are one of many signs that everyone will get a taste of 3-D printing soon.

January 12

On the Move



January 12

Users of Google+ getting new email option

But critics say that Gmail users should have to opt in, rather than opt out.

January 12

Maine family in fuel business born to deliver Several photos included in this story Video clip included

In a bitter Maine winter, their small company, like many others, scrambles to keep customers warm.

January 12

City lagging on ferry preparations

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is well ahead of Portland and Maine in the push to be ready by May 1.