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Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from February 22, 2014

February 22

Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine

The PlayStation 4’s much awaited arrival in Sony Corp.’s home market is the first time Japan did not get a major Sony game machine ahead of other markets.

February 22

Transcripts show Fed at times failed to grasp size of crisis

Hundreds of pages cover its 14 meetings during 2008, the most tumultuous period of the recession.

February 22


February 22

Union challenging vote at Volkswagen plant

The United Auto Workers says in its appeal that interference by politicians had swayed the election.

February 21

Crude oil safety agreement will not apply to Maine railroads, at least initially

The agreement between federal regulators and the largest freight railroads calls for lower speed limits near cities, more track inspections and improved disaster-response training.