Maine by the numbers

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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

New Samsung tablets mimic Galaxy

It will soon have five options, compared with Apple's two.

June 24, 2013

Maine Senate must decide crucial energy questions

Is it worth risking hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign investment to help the University of Maine? Gov. LePage says yes.

June 24, 2013

Court rejects lawsuit over Maine state pension benefits

The lawsuit, filed in February 2012, had argued that a cost-saving measure to freeze and then cap certain benefits violated a state contractual commitment.

June 24, 2013

Maine restaurant, innkeepers groups restructure

The two hospitality groups will have one manager, but keep their own boards of directors, committees, staff and budget.

June 24, 2013

Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the American Petroleum Institute to block sales of a new ethanol gasoline blend.

June 24, 2013

Girl Scouts of the USA facing financial woes, leadership rifts

 The organization's national leaders and critics all cite their devotion to scouting.