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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 March 30, 2013

March 30, 2013

Money manager faces insider trading charges

 The arrest raises speculation that the government is taking a hard look at the hedge fund.

March 30, 2013

Spending was up, but much of it went for gas



March 30, 2013

Eyes in the sky: Blessing or a curse?

Alex Gustafson Some say drones have many benign uses, but critics fear they will lead to privacy abuse.

March 30, 2013

New York workers win paid sick days

Christine Quinn But opponents of the deal say government should leave sick time up to workers and their bosses.

March 30, 2013

EPA proposal would cut sulfur levels in gasoline

Gas will cost more, but the agency says health benefits outweigh the cost at the pump for consumers.