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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 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

S&P 500 moves above its record high, keeps going

The S&P crossed into record territory today, beating the closing high it set in pre-financial crisis days. Three weeks earlier, the Dow Jones industrial average beat its own 2007 record.

March 28, 2013

Cyprus banks re-open with limits on transactions Video clip included

Across Cyprus, large but orderly lines formed ahead of the opening of banks for six hours from noon, and guards from a private security firm reinforced police outside some ATMs and banks in the capital, Nicosia.

March 28, 2013

Cyprus banks will reopen, with restrictions

Cash withdrawals will be limited to 300 euros per person per day, and no checks will be cashed for four days.

March 28, 2013

Pivot, a TV channel with a cause, to debut Aug. 1

Participant Pictures Executive Headshots Part of an accomplished media company, the new venture will pursue social change through storytelling on many platforms.

March 27, 2013

Panel tables bill to reorganize lobster council