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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

March 2014

5%

March 2013

5.8%

Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

Paula Deen food empire continues to collapse

Paula Deen Sears, J.C. Penney and Walgreen are the latest to cut ties with Deen over her past use of racial slurs.

June 28, 2013

Blackberry maker posts big loss, shares plunge

RIM also announced that it will stop developing new versions of its slow-selling tablet computer called the Playbook.

June 28, 2013

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June 28, 2013

U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

The U.S. hopes the move will encourage the nation to improve labor practices and ensure workers’ rights.

June 28, 2013

More companies cut ties with chef Deen

Today - Season 62 Target, Home Depot and others pull away as her empire crumbles for using a racial slur in the past.

June 28, 2013

Hawaii images to be available on Google site



June 28, 2013

Consumer spending gives lift to market

The Dow rises for a third straight day on news that consumer spending increased last month.

June 28, 2013

Lobster promotion gets $2M boost

The legislation generated intense debate across the industry from those who will be footing the bill.

June 28, 2013

Price-cut battle shelves Shaw's rewards card

 The grocer switches to discounts on hundreds of items, like Hannaford, as both face increased competition for shoppers.