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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

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March 2013


Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from May 25, 2013

May 25, 2013

Plows cutting Midwest for cash crops

 Farmers take notice as demand sustains high prices for corn and soybeans.

May 25, 2013


May 25, 2013

Stock market falls on fears Fed may soon cut stimulus

But investors find support from a stronger-than-forecast report on U.S. demand for big-ticket purchases.

May 25, 2013

Pay-TV firms lost 80,000 subscribers in past year

May 25, 2013

Concerns of cyber attacks raised as Japanese bank pursues Sprint

SoftBank hopes to close the Sprint Nextel transaction by July 1 but needs federal approval.