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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 August 11, 2013

August 15, 2013

Lobstermen keeping eyes on spread of shell disease

The number of afflicted lobsters is still low here, but a state biologist says there is cause to be concerned.

August 11, 2013

Prosecutors reveal sex and romance in Madoff case

As five of the Ponzi schemer's ex-employees plead not guilty, the government asks a judge to exclude evidence of the affairs.

August 11, 2013

Meet the members of the Pete Kilpatrick Band



August 11, 2013

U.S. electrical grid still vulnerable

 Ten years after a big blackout, changes in how electricity is produced raise new concerns about the reliability of the grid.

August 11, 2013

On the Move



August 11, 2013

Datebook



August 11, 2013

Insider-trading spies going after big and small schemes

Sleuths at a Washington-area office sift through billions of stock trades daily to catch criminals.

August 11, 2013

The Pete Kilpatrick Band: A sound business plan Video clip included

 Thanks to advances in technology, making it in the music business nowadays is easier for everyone – and, just maybe, harder than ever.