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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 October 25, 2013

October 25, 2013

JPMorgan paying $5.1 billion to resolve claims related to banking crisis

The settlement is the start of what could be the largest penalty the government has extracted from a company for actions related to the collapse.

October 25, 2013

LePage to lead trade trip to Mexico, Colombia

The group wants to build contacts and promote Maine as a place to study and invest, the governor’s office said.

October 25, 2013

NH latest to sue online travel sites over taxes

The lawsuit accuses Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity of paying the rooms and meals tax on a special wholesale rate rather than on the price they charge customers.

October 25, 2013

Hundreds of North Dakota oil spills kept from public

A state officials says regulators worry about ‘over-reporting’ spills so 'the public is ... not overwhelmed by little incidents.'

October 25, 2013

Maine’s hospitals ranked top in nation for safety

Mercy Hospital keeps its ‘A’ grade while Maine Medical Center stays at ‘B.’

October 25, 2013

Briefcase

Twitter's IPO / Earnings boost market / Fixed mortgage rates drop