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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013

$160,350,000

June 2012

$139,897,000

Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from November 25, 2013

November 26, 2013

Iran nuke deal could push oil prices lower

In the short term, the deal may make it easier for Iran to sell its oil, increasing supply on the world market.

November 25, 2013

FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

The kit, launched more than five years ago, claims to tell customers if they are at risk for more than 250 diseases and health conditions.

November 25, 2013

Walmart turns to another insider for CEO

Doug McMillon, who first worked at the retailer as a summer employee in 1984, will grab the reins as the company tries to restore U.S. sales growth with Amazon.com and dollar stores luring away its customers.

November 26, 2013

Settlement reached in ex-TV anchor’s suit against WGME

Doug Rafferty claimed he was discriminated against after suffering an on-the-air stroke in 2006.

November 25, 2013

Inmates learn tech from Silicon Valley pros Several photos included in this story

A rigorous six-month program trains selected prisoners for eventual employment in a paid internship program in the technology sector.

November 25, 2013

Protesters crowd Ukrainian capital over rejected EU trade deal

Protestors are objecting to President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to snub a potentially historic deal with the European Union after immense pressure from Russia.

November 25, 2013

U.N. climate talks’ relevancy questioned

The conference ends with no country promising anything concrete to help combat global warming.