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 September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

The company says it is shooting for a price around $30,000.

September 16, 2013

Net worth of America's richest rises

According to Forbes, the 400 people on the annual list posted a combined net worth of $2 trillion, up from $1.7 trillion a year ago. That marks their highest combined value ever.

September 16, 2013

Oyster bed closures hard to swallow

 The Bay State industry expects to see lingering harm after 50 cases of illness due to bacteria.