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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 December 27, 2013

December 28, 2013

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

For struggling families, the loss of the more than $1,100 per month average stipend could cause difficulties and may hurt the economy.

December 27, 2013

Target confirms that customers’ encrypted PINs were stolen

The company believes the numbers are secure because of the extent of the encryption, but experts advise people affected to change their codes.

December 27, 2013

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December 27, 2013

Google removes Rap Genius from top of search results

It was discovered that the popular music lyrics website was using questionable tactics to obtain better search rankings.

December 27, 2013

Maine energy consultant seeks dismissal of fraud lawsuit

Richard Silkman’s attorney also argues that if the federal case proceeds, it should be moved to a court here.

December 27, 2013

McDonald’s shuts down advice website

It’s McResource program is criticized for creating unrealistic budgets and offering advice that is out of touch with workers’ pay.