Maine by the numbers

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Maine Retail Sales

Q4 – 2013

$4.53 Billion

Q4 – 2012

$4.45 Billion

Source: State of Maine

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News from October 20, 2013

October 23, 2013

Navy’s largest destroyer going into water in Maine

The Zumwalt will be moved to dry dock and floated in the coming days.

October 20, 2013

EU, Canada trade deal seen as challenging blueprint for U.S.

A total of 99 percent of tariffs will be removed with only a few products being excluded.

October 20, 2013

On the Move



October 20, 2013

Charles Lawton: Maine needs fewer but bigger investments in select areas

We should take a silver bullet not a silver buckshot approach.

October 20, 2013

Square CEO Dorsey keeps climbing

The Twitter co-founder says ‘we don’t feel we’re at even 1 percent.’

October 20, 2013

Health insurance marketplaces lure fraudsters

Consumers are warned to go only to the official government-run websites and be alert for scams.

October 20, 2013

Datebook



October 20, 2013

Maine dairy farmer sees his future in beef

An Oakhurt Dairy supplier in Fairfield sells most of his herd at auction and plans to start anew with cattle.