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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 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

NY investment firms buy northern Maine paper company

Twin Rivers, which has facilities in Madawaska and New Brunswick, produces specialty papers and lumber.

May 21, 2013

Wind power’s grip on Augusta weakening

Rural Maine communities protest turbines, which they say deface 'God's country,' but wind developers say they've invested too much money to be shut out now.

May 21, 2013

Microsoft preps Xbox do-over

 The new gaming console -- to be unveiled Tuesday -- faces more competition that past versions.

May 21, 2013

House OKs bill to plug 'skills gap'

But the $9.4 million cost may make it difficult for the Senate to approve the work initiatives proposal.

May 21, 2013

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May 21, 2013

Tax schemes save Apple $44 billion

The use of offshore firms is common and legal, but a Senate probe questions some company tactics.

May 20, 2013

Tumblr's CEO built empire on creativity