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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 January 14, 2014

January 14

Offshore-wind power prospects re-energized in Maine

The PUC approves a power contract for a pilot project off Maine, a key step after efforts were sidetracked.

January 14

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January 14

Prospective buyer calls Time Warner Cable a ‘turnaround project’

The Connecticut company says its buyout offer is needed because Time Warner is losing customers, but Time Warner calls Charter’s offer ‘grossly inadequate.’

January 14

GM global sales hit 9.7 million last year, beating VW

Toyota, the sales champion in 2012, will report its sales next week.

January 14

Mass. mill that started Buffett’s empire demolished

The nation’s second-wealthiest person called his purchase of the mill in 1965 one of his biggest blunders.

January 14

Maine PUC approves offshore wind power pilot project

The project could set the stage for a new billion-dollar alternative energy industry for the state.

January 14

Beanie Babies billionaire gets two years’ probation

H. Ty Warner, 69, was sentenced Tuesday for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts.

January 14

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Maine bean plant fights petition to stop rail service

Meanwhile, the state sides with St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railway's claim that volumes are so low it’s losing money on the line.

January 14

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January 14

Charter Communications persists in pursuit of Time Warner Cable

It’s willing to make a cash-and-stock offer that could be worth up to $38 billion.

January 14

Lululemon lowers forecasts as stock drops almost 17 percent

The yoga-inspired clothing company struggles to bounce back from a series of embarrassments.

January 14

Maker of Jim Beam to be acquired by Japanese company

The deal comes as the taste for bourbon continues to grow at home and abroad.

January 14

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