Will Maine see a shallower recession than the nation?

Posted Oct. 13, 2008, at 3:42 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:25 a.m.

Maine was not infected with the subprime mortgage mess as much as other states. And because Maine’s economy expands slowly even in good times, the state may see a more shallow recession than the rest of the U.S. Or will Maine households, many of which are close to the poverty line, be nudged over the edge by the coming downturn?