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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 2, 2013

October 11, 2013

Private sector’s new jobs number disappoints

The figure is below analysts’ projections.

October 2, 2013

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October 2, 2013

Internet stocks starting to sizzle

Twitter’s chosen a great time to join the IPO party, judging from recent gains by Facebook and LinkedIn.

October 2, 2013

U.S. shutdown shakes global investors

U.S. and European stock markets fell Wednesday on worries about the threat to the world economy.

October 2, 2013

Shutdown stirs growing concern in private sector

It may be business as usual for most so far, but an extended shutdown would hurt private companies, many say.

October 2, 2013

Enterprise car rental company to hire 11,000

The hirings, many in management, would boost the workforce to more than 80,000.