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 July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013

Bad weather complicates Coca-Cola's soda struggles

The world's largest beverage maker blames a confluence of factors Tuesday including unusually bad weather for its second-quarter results.

July 16, 2013

Investors brace for two days of Bernanke testimony

The Fed chairman has sent markets plunging and surging the past two months, depending on what he's said about the Fed's commitment to ultra-low interest rates.

July 16, 2013

U.S. homebuilder confidence, sales outlook soar

Measures of customer traffic, current sales conditions and builders' outlook for single-family home sales over the next six months vaulted to their highest levels in at least seven years.

July 16, 2013

Some hoorays for Yahoo

Marrissa Mayer A new CEO and smart investment put the fading company back on track.

July 16, 2013

Citigroup beats Wall Street expectations

CEO Mike Corbat earns praise from analysts for steering the bank in the right direction.

July 16, 2013

Ex-Wall Street trader Fabrice Tourre on trial

 The former Goldman Sachs employee is accused in an SEC lawsuit of a massive mortgage securities fraud.

July 16, 2013

U.S. retail sales cool off in June

 Receipts at bars, restaurants and building materials outlets decreased, the government said.

July 16, 2013