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March 2013


Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013

Parent club of Pirates monitoring court case

 The Phoenix Coyotes would like the lease dispute with the Cumberland County Civic Center resolved sooner rather than later.

September 12, 2013

United Airlines accidentally posts $0 to $10 fares

For a little while on Thursday, United Airlines was giving away airplane tickets for free, or close to it.

September 12, 2013

Twitter tweets it'll go public

The company says it has filed documents for an initial public offering of stock.

September 13, 2013

Maine jobless compensation system called too complex

Commissioners hear about a system that is difficult to navigate for both employers and the unemployed.

September 12, 2013

Women outpace men in job recovery in U.S.

 A big reason: The types of jobs being added since the recession are mostly dominated by females.

September 12, 2013

Dell shareholders approve $24.8B buyout offer

Michael Dell, who made his offer with an investment group led by Silver Lake Partners, has said he can turn the company around.

September 12, 2013

Hundreds turn out for Bon-Ton's opening at Maine Mall

More than 1,000 customers came into the store in the first hour, says store manager Char Brunner.

September 12, 2013


September 12, 2013

Dow gains 135 points, but Apple stalls S&P, Nasdaq

Overall, stocks have risen 3.4% in September as fears of disruption from a U.S. strike on Syria ease.

September 12, 2013

New trick: Dogs learn to get comfortable with air travel

Megan Blake A Hollywood studio owner creates a program for people who want preflight training for their canines.

September 12, 2013

Economists urge Obama: Pick Yellen, not Summers

 Janet Yellen is an 'effective leader' and better choice than Larry Summers for Fed chief, they argue.

September 12, 2013


September 12, 2013

Winslow firm settles with five ex-workers

The five, who claimed Alcom Inc. fired them for union activity, each received $17,000.

September 12, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Moser continues legacy: Building things that last

 Reflecting on his life at 51, he views furniture projects as something that will resonate after he's gone.

September 12, 2013

On the Move