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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

March 2014

5%

March 2013

5.8%

Source: Maine Department of Labor

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October 26, 2013

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October 27, 2013

Frits van Paasschen: Is he America's most-fit CEO?

The CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts – best known for brands like Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis and W – exercises six days a week no matter where he is in the world.

October 26, 2013

Settlement reached in Toyota case

A suit focused on the car’s acceleration.

October 26, 2013

Holiday shopping will wait until Black Friday in Maine

National chains will be opening throughout much of the country on Thanksgiving night, but Maine law restricts holiday hours.

October 26, 2013

Bangladesh garment factories remain uninspected

Six months after a tragic factory collapse, and despite international pledges, safety monitoring has not occurred.

October 26, 2013

United will pay $1.1 million for stranding its passengers

The delays involved 13 planes on July 13, 2012, a day of severe thunderstorms and lightning.