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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

Indiana trooper tells Maine workers their product saved his life

The state police trooper describes how he was shot multiple times by a robbery suspect, but his protective vest, made of material made at Tex Tech, stopped the bullets.

July 31, 2013

Time Warner Cable raising fees on modems

The fees are being 'adjusted' as Time Warner upgrades equipment and tries to 'ensure optimal performance for our customers.'

July 31, 2013

Maine launches business website to reduce red tape Video clip included

The website will make it easier for new businesses to navigate the licensing and permitting process, the state said.

July 31, 2013

WEX's second-quarter earnings rise 5 percent Video clip included

New contracts and favorable fuel prices boost the company's performance.

July 31, 2013

Maine moms to urge LePage support for BPA disclosure

The group will ask the governor to send letters to Maine's 10 largest food companies, asking them to disclose which products have packaging made with BPA.

July 31, 2013

Growth in second quarter? Not much

Experts say it could be around 1 percent, but the second half of 2013 is likely to be stronger.

July 31, 2013

Paper on flawed Volkswagen security systems delayed

A university holds off for now after a judge rules release of the data could lead to theft of vehicles.

July 31, 2013

Cities report rise in unemployment



July 31, 2013

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July 31, 2013

Maine housing slow to build price increases

 While the real estate market perks up in much of the country, Maine lags behind.