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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

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Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from November 3, 2013

November 3, 2013

Businessman wants to buy Philadelphia Inquirer

Multimillionaire Raymond Perelman says he is hoping to bring an end to a court battle for control of the company.

November 3, 2013

Bath Iron Works to lay off 39 workers

A spokesman for the shipbuilder says the layoffs are likely temporary.

November 3, 2013

Experts say nuclear power needed to slow global warming

It isn’t realistic to think that wind and solar can power the world alone, they say.

November 3, 2013

Gas prices show wild swings

Not since 2008 have there been so many 20-cent changes.

November 3, 2013


November 3, 2013

On the Move

November 3, 2013

Charles Lawton: At Portland Startup Weekend, dreams get a chance to materialize

And it’s a great way to add entrepreneurial spirit to Maine’s character.

November 3, 2013

Amazon pushing its Prime

The online retailer is disrupting the way TV programs get made and trying to change the rules for how consumers pay to watch.

November 3, 2013

Revival of the fittest: Maine’s economy shows strength

Key sectors are showing signs of life. Could an overall turnaround be close behind?