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Membership in Maine Credit Unions

2013

637,370

2012

625,370

Source: Maine Credit Union League

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News from May 8, 2013

May 9, 2013

High hospital bills go public, but will it help?

The Obama administration hopes that releasing the information will lead to answers to the riddle of hospital pricing — and pressure some hospitals to lower their charges.

May 8, 2013

CEI may relocate to Brunswick

The community-development finance institution would move onto the property that currently houses the Brunswick town office and police station.

May 9, 2013

Over eggs, LePage talks debt and schools

Maine’s hospital obligation and the school-grading system dominate the menu for a breakfast discussion.

May 8, 2013

L.L. Bean's board a hit on Pinterest

The Pinterest board is called 'Woodland Creatures' and features photos of cuddly bears, loons, deer and other wildlife common to Maine.

May 8, 2013

Proximity to women's clinic protests prompts sale of Congress Street restaurant

 The owner of Mike’s Rock Deli, which is next door to Planned Parenthood, says he’ll close the business if he can’t sell it.

May 8, 2013

As Maine Medical Center makes cuts, other hospitals echo concerns

Hospitals across Maine are struggling with a downturn in elective procedures, bad debts and automatic federal spending cuts that reduced Medicare reimbursements.

May 8, 2013

LePage to speak at Portland chamber's forum; topics unknown



May 8, 2013

Microsoft says it's working on shortcomings of Windows 8

The company says it is pleased with the operating system and has sold 100 million licenses, but some blame it for a big decline in worldwide PC sales.

May 8, 2013

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