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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 May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in patent case

However, the justices refuse to make a sweeping decision that would cover other self-replicating technologies like DNA molecules and nanotechnologies.

May 13, 2013

ISO-New England agrees to cost-cutting

New England's electric grid operator has agreed to cut nearly $3 million in spending and end a pension plan for new employees in a multi--state settlement with officials who said spending was excessive.

May 13, 2013

Maine turbine fire probe to be done within month

The Jan. 16 blaze, the first wind turbine fire in Maine, burned out a gear box at the Kibby Wind farm.

May 14, 2013

Cheverus grad sentenced to 6 years for Wall Street crime

Anthony Chiasson, who grew up in Portland and served as a school trustee, also must pay a $5 million fine.

May 13, 2013

Amtrak unveils locomotives to replace aging fleet

The new energy-efficient, high-tech engines are emblematic of the improving financial health of Amtrak, which is generating record revenues.

May 13, 2013

East Bayside businesses pursue links to neighbors

 They seek city approval to sell goods and hold more events in the fast-developing area.