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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 8, 2013

November 9, 2013

WEX to buy ExxonMobil European fuel card program

The deal will add $35 million in annual revenue, the South Portland company says.

November 9, 2013

BIW will lay off 81 more workers

The new layoffs will affect insulators, shipfitters and metal preparation technicians.

November 8, 2013

Insurers to pay ‘Three Cups of Tea’ charity $1.2M

Settlement ends more than two years of legal trouble for best-selling author Greg Mortenson

November 8, 2013

Auburn hardware store closing after almost 150 years

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November 8, 2013

Another Tesla fire fuels stock drop

Shares of the carmaker slid as much as 9 percent to $137.62 after reports of the latest fire.

November 8, 2013

OSHA plans to make workplace safety reports public

Safety say the proposal would put more pressure on companies to comply with safety rules and make it easier for employees and the public to identify businesses with poor safety records.

November 8, 2013

U.S. shows solid third-quarter growth, but spending weakens

Much of the gain came from a buildup in company stockpiles