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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 29, 2013

June 29, 2013

Government probes Honda Odyssey brake problem

The probe affects nearly 344,000 vans from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

June 29, 2013

Market closes lower to end volatile month

Mark Muller, Gregory Rowe In June, the Dow moved up or down at least 100 points 16 of 20 trading days, the most since September 2011.

June 29, 2013


June 29, 2013

Down on the farm, frustration's up

 The failure of Congress to pass a farm bill leaves the nation's dairy farmers under a cloud of uncertainty.

June 29, 2013

China's credit crunch could squeeze entrepreneurs, weaken recovery

June 29, 2013

Ave Maria Gift Shop closing after 65 years

20130628_AveMaria Owner of Portland shop says churches and individuals may have to go out of state for religious items.