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 11, 2013

May 11, 2013

G-7 to discuss nurturing global recovery

 The yen's dramatic slide and Japan's aggressive monetary policy are likely to be addressed as well.

May 11, 2013

True Religion agrees to buyout

May 11, 2013

Small companies can't get credit

Banks don't want to make risky loans to businesses seen as posing a greater risk of default.

May 11, 2013

Maine pipeline construction has some businesses steamed

Drivers on Route 17 from Augusta through Windsor are stopped up to four times in single-lane zones.

May 11, 2013

Bernanke: Fed has widened its scope

Ben Bernanke In addition to banks, it monitors other entities that could trigger a crisis

May 11, 2013

Billionaire pitches deal to prevent Dell from becoming private

Michael Dell, Carl Icahn

May 11, 2013

Smaller airports losing traffic

An MIT study shows the rising cost of jet fuel has caused airlines to focus on major markets.

May 11, 2013

For Portland CEO, it's time to move on, 'reboot'

20130510_CashStar The co-founder of CashStar, a digital gift card firm, awaits his next big idea.