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Membership in Maine Credit Unions

2013

637,370

2012

625,370

Source: Maine Credit Union League

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News from April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

Want a business that lasts? Start one with family Several photos included in this story

Some family businesses are more resilient during downturns because of a focus on the long term as well as a commitment to their customers and employees.

April 3, 2013

Analyst: Apple to launch 60-inch iTV this year

Tim Cook Apple will also release a small "iRing" that fits on the viewer's finger, allowing the user to control the screen by pointing, the analyst says.

April 3, 2013

US service firms grow at slower pace in March

Companies kept adding jobs, but at a reduced pace. A gauge of hiring fell 3.9 points to 53.3, the lowest since November.

April 3, 2013

Cyprus finance minister quits

He leaves after five weeks in the job amid criticism of his links to a troubled bank and his role in bailout talks.

April 3, 2013

El Rodeo Restaurant moves into Maine

The new restaurant in South Portland is expected to open this spring.

April 3, 2013

Dow hits new high on trader optimism

Reports show the U.S. economy strengthening and the financial situation in Cyprus stabilizing.

April 3, 2013

News affecting stocks OK'd for social media

Companies can use Twitter and Facebook for revelations but must tell investors in advance.

April 3, 2013

Company cleared to sue Facebook over timeline



April 3, 2013

Goldman takes Apple off its list

The company needs some hits among its next new products, an analyst says.

April 3, 2013

Facebook shows signs of getting old

 Teens say they still check their News Feed but they have moved on to other means of communication.

April 3, 2013

Truck sales lead auto rebound

Experts say companies are reinvesting in their fleets as the economy shows signs of strength.