Maine by the numbers

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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013

Unum reports lower third-quarter income

Company officials say lower earnings were the result of investment losses and other liabilities.

November 5, 2013

TechWalk expo aimed at aspiring Maine entrepreneurs

The event, sponsored by the Maine Technology Institute, is expected to draw up to 600 people.

November 4, 2013

Hedge fund SAC Capital to pay $1.8 billion fraud penalty

Federal prosecutors alleged the company earned hundreds of millions of dollars illegally for a decade by making trades based on insider information.

November 4, 2013

BlackBerry abandons bid to find a buyer

Its CEO is out and investors plan to inject $1 billion to help the struggling brand.

November 4, 2013

Monmouth textile company expands well testing

Tex Tech Industries is testing 25 to 30 wells in addition to the 22 that they already monitor.

November 4, 2013

Group fights tax break for expansion of BIW

Opponents say the project will be built anyway and won’t add jobs. The company says it needs the deal to stay competitive.

November 4, 2013

Employers still wary of blind jobseekers Several photos included in this story

Many organizations are working to change that, through a mix of outreach to employers, training and counseling for jobseekers, and support for technological development.