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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 26, 2013

March 27, 2013

Proposed Maine agency would advance natural gas pipelines

Increased natural gas supplies and cheaper electricity would be among the benefits, advocates say.

March 26, 2013

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship splashes into Pacific

The privately owned, unmanned capsule brings back more than a ton of science experiments and old International Space Station equipment. NASA is paying SpaceX more than $1 billion for a dozen round-trip missions.

March 26, 2013

Briefcase



March 26, 2013

New suitors disrupt Dell stock sale

Michael Dell Carl Icahn and Blackstone Group offer competing bids to a $24.4 billion deal in place since Feb. 5.

March 26, 2013

Bungled Facebook IPO costly for Nasdaq

The SEC approves up to $62 million in payments to brokerages after volume overwhelmed the system.

March 26, 2013

Market turns negative on worries about Europe



March 26, 2013

Innovators: Harvard's new breed of students

 The university's i-lab is headquarters to more than 100 companies founded by students and alumni.

March 26, 2013

On the Move