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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 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

Maine home sales rose 6.4% in June, but trailed nation

The median price statewide spiked 4.8%, and sales for all of the second quarter jumped 12%.

July 22, 2013

Eight companies to bid on Virginia offshore lease for wind farm

The area, 23.5 miles off the coast, offered in the federal government auction has the potential to generate enough energy to power 700,000 homes.

July 22, 2013

Federal, state clash sets up knotty barrier to hemp production

Vermont joins the growing list of states, including Maine, that have rules allowing the cultivation of hemp, and pressure for changes at the federal level is mounting.

July 22, 2013

Military trend unsettling for civilian staff

With the armed forces shrinking and layoffs possible after Oct. 1, the future is full of uncertainty.