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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 23, 2013

September 23, 2013

In Northeast, as demand grows, so do shiitakes Several photos included in this story

Next month, two universities that participated in a recent study plan to complete a guide for growing shiitake mushrooms in the region.

September 24, 2013

Legislators want veil lifted on UMaine wind plan

They and others say a lack of information makes it impossible to compare the project to Statoil's proposal.

September 23, 2013

TD Bank to pay $52.5M in charges tied to Ponzi scam

The bank failed to file suspicious activity reports on the accounts of Scott Rothstein, a former Florida lawyer now serving a 50-year prison sentence.

September 23, 2013

Microsoft unveils new Surface tablet

The Surface Pro 2 is targeted at professionals who want the full power of a laptop in a tablet-style device.

September 23, 2013

Apple sells record 9 million new iPhones in first weekend

This was the first year the new iPhones were also available the same weekend in China.

September 23, 2013

Fairfax reaches tentative deal to buy BlackBerry

BlackBerry shares plunged Friday after the company announced a loss of nearly $1 billion and layoffs of 4,500 workers.

September 24, 2013

S. Portland waterfront zone change called a job killer

Supporters of the ballot question, however, say existing business would not be affected.

September 23, 2013

LePage cancels trip to western Canada

Other officials from his administration will go on the trade mission and meet with Alberta's premier.

September 23, 2013

Group of Old Port properties on online auction block

The commercial properties on Fore and Wharf streets were foreclosed on in 2011.