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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from November 6, 2013

November 7, 2013

Maine granite supply company expanding the hard way

The owner of Qualey Granite & Quartz expects his bold move to succeed but is ready to fail.

November 6, 2013

User burnout could threaten Twitter's prosperity

A growing number of celebrities, athletes and self-promoters are burnt out and signing off of Twitter. Many have gotten overwhelmed.

November 6, 2013

Twitter sets opening stock price of $26

Twitter has set a price of $26 for its public stock offering and can begin trading Thursday. It hopes to raise $1.8 billion.

November 6, 2013

Maine mayors’ group meets to strategize revenue sharing, economic development

The coalition of local leaders was formed to lobby for their cities’ local needs.

November 6, 2013

Dow Jones average closes at record high

The S&P rises to just one point below its own all-time high.

November 6, 2013

British shipyard, home to Royal Navy, to close after 500 years

Britain’s largest military shipbuilder succumbs to an increasingly competitive market in which governments are cutting back on procurement.

November 6, 2013

E-cigarettes wafting into workplace 25 years after smoking ban

So far, small companies where bosses can monitor whether e-cigarettes bother co-workers are more likely to allow ‘vaping.’

November 6, 2013

Time Warner 3Q net income up 44 percent

Strong results from the company’s cable networks bolstered earnings of $1.18 billion company officials said.

November 6, 2013

Fast food passing the buck as dollar menus evolve

Customers are finding that $1 value items are inching up in price or vanishing as costs rise and tastes change.

November 6, 2013

Market slows; investors seek signs of growth



November 6, 2013

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November 6, 2013

Twitter's lack of profits gives analysts jitters

Analysts express concern ahead of the company's IPO this week.