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 27, 2013

June 28, 2013

Website sheds light on new health exchanges

Individuals and small businesses in Maine can start learning about the health care process and all their options.

June 28, 2013

Casco Bay Ferry terminal expansion is delayed

Casco Bay Lines decided against doing $2.1 million worth of work in the summer so completion is expected by February.

June 27, 2013

Boss held captive in China agrees to pay workers

 He expects to be freed soon after severance is given to employees who were not being laid off.

June 27, 2013

Delta fined after 'bumping' probe

June 27, 2013

Growth revision tempers outlook

The Fed might have to wait on slowing its bond buys after new data show a weaker first quarter.

June 27, 2013

Ruling in Starbucks case clarifies tip-sharing

 The decision in New York will help many businesses in handling the daily tip pool, a trade group says.

June 27, 2013


June 27, 2013

1,100 Mainers to lose jobless benefits

Automatic federal spending cuts and a lower unemployment rate mean extended benefits fall from 63 to 46 weeks.