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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 3, 2013

December 4, 2013

Canceling of Gulf of Maine shrimp season a heavy blow

Fishermen lose winter income and processors fear long-term damage after the shrimp population hits a record low and the fishery is shut down.

December 3, 2013

Supreme Court casts doubt on frequent flier’s lawsuit

The justices hear the case of a rabbi who was stripped of his top-level 'platinum elite' status because the airline said he complained too much.

December 3, 2013

RV industry shows more signs of recovery

Recreational vehicle makers expect to ship more than 300,000 units to dealers this year for the first time since the economic downturn.

December 3, 2013

Employers taking steps to prevent worker burnout

Some companies are beginning to set limits on the demands they place on employees’ time, recognizing that successful workers must be able to escape from work.

December 3, 2013

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December 3, 2013

As online shopping increases, scammers follow

Online shopping will likely set a record – and expose more shoppers to cybersecurity hazards.

December 3, 2013

Market begins December on down note

Investors react to weekend sales by selling all types of retailer stocks.