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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013


June 2012


Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

Proposed Portland rock climbing gym gets solid review

Evolution Rock and Fitness wants to build an indoor rock climbing gym on Warren Avenue.

July 23, 2013

FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

The agency hasn't received reports of injury or illness connected with the products, which aim to cash in on the nation's diabetes epidemic.

July 23, 2013

BIW gets $7.5 million contract modification

The contract is for engineering and design services on the USS Independence, a littoral combat ship.

July 23, 2013

Idexx posts higher earnings; shares fall on lower outlook

The Westbrook company said second-quarter growth was driven by strong sales in its pet group.

July 23, 2013

Bank of Maine sells six branches to Machias Savings

Bank of Maine's chief executive says the sale will allow the bank to focus on its remaining branches in central and southern Maine.

July 23, 2013

A housing bubble it's not – yet

 Prices jump in some areas, but they had fallen so low the trend is better defined as a rebound.

July 23, 2013

Previously owned home sales fall on tight supply, rising mortgage rates

July 23, 2013

Detroit retirees fear prospect of cuts

Rick Snyder, Kevyn Orr Half of the $18.4 billion debt represents pension and health benefits that the city promised them.

July 23, 2013

With sky-high airline fees, actual ticket price loses meaning

airline fees The industry calls the trend unbundling, couching it in terms of giving fliers more choices.

July 23, 2013


July 23, 2013

Analysts forecast Apple slump will continue

Once regarded as an indomitable innovator, Apple looks vulnerable as quarterly results are due.

July 23, 2013

Hybrid Maine trawler to have all the trappings

 Two Mainers plan to build their diesel-electrics for those who want an energy-efficient, lobster boat-style pleasure craft.