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 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

Portland Jetport unveils high-tech security sensor

The device, so sensitive it can detect a rolling golf ball, will monitor an exit to make sure no one slips in.

September 17, 2013

L.L. Bean has best spring-summer since 2008

The company's board approves a $1 million bonus that amounts to $185 for each employee hired before February.

September 17, 2013

The Fed grapples with uncertainty

As do investors waiting for clarity on bond-buying and who will fill vacancies.

September 17, 2013


September 17, 2013

Bankrupt Maine railroad asks for help with legal fees

Legal costs could leave the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway no funds for compensating victims.

September 17, 2013

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September 17, 2013


September 17, 2013

Maine to try out rail-trespasser detector

20120418_TrainDeath The automated system, to be installed in Brunswick, is aimed at preventing fatalities in high-risk areas.