Maine by the numbers

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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 March 16, 2013

March 17, 2013

Boat vendors find even keel now within reach Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Many boatbuilders went belly-up during the Great Recession, but those who are left find cause for optimism.

March 16, 2013

Hedge fund, SEC settle huge insider trading case

The settlement with CR Intrinsic Investors will result in more than $600 million in payments, regulators say.

March 16, 2013

Carnival steams on despite mishaps, economy



March 16, 2013

Consumer spending gives boost to recovery

Growing evidence points to the U.S. economy being on track for stronger growth than expected.

March 16, 2013

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March 16, 2013

Ballot box emerges as negotiating tool

work relations Experts say initiatives could rewrite the playbook for winning concessions from management.

March 16, 2013

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