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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 19, 2013

October 20, 2013

JPMorgan said to have reached $13 billion deal to settle mortgage issues

The reported agreement would include a release of criminal liability for the bank but not individuals tired to wrongdoing.

October 19, 2013

Will buyers be merry this holiday season?

Merchants worry that uncertainty in the federal government could shut down shopping.

October 19, 2013

Penney plans early opening for Black Friday

J.C. Penney will open its doors on Thanksgiving evening.

October 19, 2013

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