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 30, 2013

November 30, 2013

Market slips in short trading day

Stocks overall have surged this year as the economy continues to recover.

November 30, 2013

Oil prices remain below $93 a barrel

Trading is light the day after Thanksgiving.

November 30, 2013

The appeal of the apprenticeship

Recasting the educational experience, German companies are transplanting their pay-to-learn model stateside ... and finding takers among the cost-conscious middle class.

November 30, 2013

Americans kick off holiday shopping marathon

Like it or not, this year may cement the transformation of the start of the season into a two-day affair.

November 30, 2013

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November 30, 2013

Massachusetts’ financial services industry still robust

It accounts for 9 percent of the state’s total economic output, with the average salary at $114,000.