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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from November 14, 2013

November 15, 2013

McDonald's eyes bigger share of coffee market

It’s already a growth leader for the company, and may be helped by new latte offerings.

November 15, 2013

Four companies bid for Maine liquor contract

Maine Beverage Co., which holds the current $125 million contract, did not submit a bid.

November 14, 2013

U.S. begins budget year with 24% drop in deficit

Higher taxes and a better economy are helping shrink the gap, but it’s still too large for most Americans.

November 14, 2013

Twitter IPO success paves way for pack of startups

Not profitable? So what? Eking by on ad revenues? Who cares? If Twitter can do it, so can they.

November 14, 2013

Short holiday shopping season a challenge for Maine retailers

With just 26 days this year, promotions could be crucial to profits.

November 14, 2013

On the Move

New faces, awards and mergers

November 14, 2013


News from the business world

November 14, 2013

FairPoint fee-hike request will prompt Maine review of basic phone service

Thousands of Mainers still want or need old-style telephone connections.

November 14, 2013

Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars opening in Freeport

The importer's third store in Maine will include a tasting room for its ultra-premium extra-virgin olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, sea salts and other specialty food products.

November 14, 2013

Downeaster expansion spurring ridership Several photos included in this story

The new Portland-Brunswick train service carried nearly 50% more riders than expected 
in its first year.

November 14, 2013

A Word with the Boss: Camden Harbour Inn owner’s attention to detail pays

Raymond Brunyanszki leads the hotel to membership in the exclusive Relais & Chateaux association.