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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

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March 2013


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News from June 21, 2013

June 22, 2013

Mass. man who ordered tie gets workers' personal info instead

The package includes Social Security numbers, tax information, handwritten resignation letters and salary information for about 20 former Gap employees.

June 21, 2013

Moody's: State debt payment is plus for Maine hospitals

Moody’s said the payments wouldn't affect the hospitals' credit ratings, but would help reduce receivables and increase cash on hand.

June 21, 2013

Maine jobless rate hits 4½-year low

Unemployment rates across the state range from 5.5 percent in Cumberland County to 10.1 percent in Washington County.

June 21, 2013

First Apple computer could fetch $500,000 or more

"This is a piece of history that made a difference in the world, it's where the computer revolution started," says the longtime owner.

June 21, 2013

U.S. House measure to allow fishermen in loan program fails

It would have allowed fishermen to apply for the USDA's emergency disaster loan program, just as farmers or ranchers do.

June 21, 2013

Vine bearing fruit, so Facebook responds with video app

Kevin Systrom

June 21, 2013


June 21, 2013

Companies told grants available

Maine entrepreneurs may be missing out, federal agencies say.

June 21, 2013

Online retail wants to hit the bricks

Internet businesses see benefits in having an actual store