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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 October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

Maine map company cuts 10 jobs as its focus shifts

DeLorme is transitioning to satellite-enabled data products.

October 14, 2013

Brokers simplify, confuse health exchange shopping

An industry group warns of bogus websites and unsolicited calls by people claiming they need personal information to help customers enroll in insurance.

October 14, 2013

Maine’s wild blueberry crop expected to reach some juicy numbers

Crops dodged widespread damage from the invasive drosophila fruit fly, and growers expect a harvest of about 90 million pounds.

October 14, 2013

Ridership climbs on most Amtrak Maine, Vermont, N.H. routes

Maine’s expanded Downeaster route gains 3.5 percent more passengers and 6 percent more ticket revenue.

October 14, 2013

Three Americans share Nobel in economics

The trio won the prize for their work to help understand trends in asset markets, which has transformed how people invest.

October 14, 2013

BPA may increase miscarriage risk

BPA might affect fertility for women who have trouble getting pregnant.

October 14, 2013

Ethan Allen furniture heads for Portland Several photos included in this story

The company bucks the trend toward big box stores in the suburbs.