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 May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

Largest power plant in Maine up for sale

 NextEra Energy Resources seeks a buyer for Wyman Station, Yarmouth's biggest single property taxpayer.

May 1, 2013

Leadership in transition at South Portland's WEX Inc.

The credit card processor says CEO Michael Dubyak will move up to make to make way for Melissa Smith.

May 1, 2013

Chinese automaker to open Calif. plant to build all-electric buses

The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturing plant in the United States will make vehicles with a range of 150 miles between charges.

May 1, 2013


May 1, 2013

Americans optimistic about job market

Consumer confidence rose in April as housing values and stock prices continue to climb.

May 1, 2013

Energy strategies debated

A legislative panel weighs one bill focusing on efficiency, another on lowering heating costs.

May 1, 2013

Fewer truck drivers in it for the long haul

trucking Retiring boomers worsen trucker shortage