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 November 22, 2013

November 23, 2013

Wind energy company pleads guilty in eagle deaths

Duke Energy Corp. is the first wind power company to be prosecuted for deaths of protected birds.

November 22, 2013

Unemployment falls in most U.S. states in October

The biggest job gains occurred in Florida, California and North Carolina.

November 23, 2013

Maine unemployment rate lowest in five years

The state Labor Department says the rate fell to 6.7 percent in October.

November 22, 2013

Orlando trade show exports fun nationwide

The five-day expo is the largest such convention in the world.

November 22, 2013

Senate panel advances Janet Yellen nomination to lead Fed

The banking committee votes 14-8 for approval.

November 22, 2013

U.S. expects to finish GM stock sale

The government plans to sell its remaining shares by Dec. 31.

November 22, 2013

Court rules Starbucks baristas must share tips

A lawyer for the baristas says the decision calling for lowest-wage workers to share the money with shift supervisors is ‘unfortunate.’

November 22, 2013

Patent case jury slashes Apple award by $160 million

It orders Samsung to pay $290 million for infringement on 13 older tech devices.

November 22, 2013

Comic book collection could bring $1 million

Industry legend Maggie Thompson is putting 500 comic books up for auction.

November 22, 2013

Kennebunk native to compete on ABC-TV’s ‘Shark Tank’

The Berwick Academy graduate will be on the show at 9 p.m. Friday, pitching her combination phone case and purse, called pursecase.