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 22, 2013

September 22, 2013

On the Move



September 22, 2013

Charles Lawton: Obamacare will take U.S. – and us – in right direction



September 22, 2013

Cutting out the middleman in home sales

 It's possible to skip the agent – and his fees – when you're selling a home, but know when to ask for help.

September 22, 2013

Datebook



September 22, 2013

Maine mills’ decline coincides with spike on disability rolls Several photos included in this story

DISABILITY Former papermakers are part of a national shift: using the program for long-term unemployment relief.