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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 February 8, 2014

February 8

Among exile elite, a shift over Cuba-US policy

Cuban-Americans reconsidering the five-decade economic and travel embargo against the communist country.

February 8

Maine boat company to add new facility, 8 jobs

LePage’s administration says the state is discussing tax incentive programs to encourage the expansion of the boat company based in Hancock County

February 8

Economy shows slow job growth – again

Despite a second weak month on the jobs front, most economists say they think hiring will strengthen later this year.

February 8

Proposed tax on beloved bubbly has all of Austria astir

A modest levy on sekt, the nation’s version of champagne, doesn’t sip well with Vienna’s high society.

February 8

Strong finish to Wall Street week ends long period of decline

The Dow Jones industrial average ekes out a 0.6 percent gain for the week but is still down for the year.

February 8

Consultants’ ties to Keystone XL queried, explained

A State Department official says letters 'show that our process to avoid conflicts of interest worked.'

February 8

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February 8

Snowy winter helps make L.L. Bean boots chic

Trend spotters, including famed shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, see the Freeport company’s footwear as fashionable and practical.

February 8

Obamacare recruiters woo ‘young invincibles’

Enrolling 18- to 34-year-olds in a health insurance plan is crucial to the success of the reform law.