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 18, 2014

January 19

Overhauling collection of phone records is largely out of Obama’s hands

The president avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 18


January 18

More job openings could be good news for unemployed

More jobs and fewer seekers might indicate the employment market is getting back to normal.

January 18

Earnings news depresses Wall Street

Some investors, however, see recent flat-lining as ‘a healthy pause’

January 18

Europe’s RoboEarth projects aims to accelerate the development of robots to serve humans

The new technology relies on communication among robots.

January 18

Data show continued home-building growth

But higher mortgage rates could be slowing a surge as December’s numbers reveal a dip in the trend.

January 18

UPS forced to change plans for holiday shipping season

Bad weather and a flood of last-minute online shopping orders left the company overwhelmed.