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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 June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013

Segway inventor to promote robotics in Maine

Dean Kamen will attend an event at Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland to announce the formation of the Robotics Institute of Maine.

June 26, 2013

Billionaire executive confirmed as commerce secretary

Penny Pritzker

June 26, 2013

Boundaries blur for American restaurants

Restaurants Morphing Fast-food eateries try for relaxing atmosphere, while higher-end competitors introduce drive-thru options.

June 26, 2013

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June 26, 2013

Carnival changes leadership

The cruise operator beleaguered by at-sea mishaps tries splitting chairman and CEO roles.

June 26, 2013

Economy adding muscle at midyear

Positive reports on home sales and prices, factories and consumer confidence signal a strong second half.

June 26, 2013

Company: Zimmer caused split

 Men's Wearhouse says a power struggle led to the ouster of its founder and ex-pitchman, who still has the support of customers.

June 26, 2013

Beer fest organizer: We won't come back to Maine

The owner of Shelton Bros. says he lost money on the popular weekend event and says state liquor laws need updating.