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Membership in Maine Credit Unions

2013

637,370

2012

625,370

Source: Maine Credit Union League

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News from August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013

Airline mergers have already led to higher fares

The government is trying to put a stop to rising airfares by blocking the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it's already too late.

August 14, 2013

Postal Service revamps priority mail program

Postal officials expect the changes, which are effective immediately, to generate more than $500 million in new annual revenue.

August 14, 2013

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August 14, 2013

New deal adds to WEX growth in Australia



August 14, 2013

Discontented investor quits J.C. Penney board

William Ackman, Bill Ackman William Ackman's exit should quiet the recent drama as the company works to right the ship.

August 14, 2013

Icahn buys a chunk of Apple, urges buying back more stock



August 14, 2013

Rise in retail sales suggests consumers spending more freely

Meanwhile, Americans are reducing their credit card debt and business stockpiles are unchanged.