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 June 16, 2013

June 17, 2013

Solar-powered plane lands near Washington, D.C.

It's the first bid by a solar plane capable of being airborne day and night without fuel to fly across the U.S.

June 16, 2013

Charles Lawton: Employers may need to pay more to get skilled workers



June 16, 2013

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June 16, 2013

On the Move



June 16, 2013

3-D printing our future? Several photos included in this story Video clip included

the printable life From body parts to musical instruments and much more, three-dimensional printing is likely to change the things we make and how we make and sell them.