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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 May 12, 2013

May 12, 2013

'Gatsby' gives 'Iron Man 3' a run for its money

Gatsby looks almost as great as a superhero at the weekend box office, generating $51 million in its opening weekend.

May 12, 2013

Reality TV's good for business

 Small businesses featured on television shows see sales climb, but the extra attention does come with some costs.

May 12, 2013

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May 12, 2013

Charles Lawton: More churn in jobs would be good sign



May 12, 2013

On the Move