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 27, 2014

January 27

Data breaches not changing shoppers’ habits, poll finds

Security experts say Americans have come to expect that security theft is possible when they use their credit or debit cards or provide personal information.

January 27

Much work remains to make new Portland ferry shipshape

Besides reconditioning the vessel, ferry service operators must secure permits showing enough financial reserves in order to sell tickets.