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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

MGM leaving Foxwoods Casino

The international company has been a sponsor since a $700 million tower addition in 2006.

October 28, 2013

BIW’s new Navy destroyer slips into the water – with stealth Several photos included in this story

The warship features an unusual wave-piercing hull and a design that deflects radar.

October 28, 2013

Audi, GMC, Volvo crack reliability survey Top 10

And Consumer Reports no longer recommends buying three of Japan’s top sellers because of reliability or safety issues.

October 28, 2013

Job satisfaction increases with age

About 92 percent of workers age 65 and older say they are very or moderately satisfied with their jobs.