Maine by the numbers

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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 February 5, 2014

February 5

New England power plant closings pinch supply

The retirement of several local power plants is reducing supply and driving up prices, the region’s electric grid operator says.

February 5

Maine’s WEX Inc. exceeds earnings expectations for quarter

Net income totaled $44.1 million at the end of 2013, and the company is seeking more acquisitions.

February 5

CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco products

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain says it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.

February 5

Target executive explains company’s actions on data breach

The company had reasons for waiting a week to tell customers, he says.

February 5

Packed agenda for new Microsoft CEO

Nokia transition and other big decisions ahead.

February 5

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February 5

Microsoft names insider as new chief executive

Satya Nadella is respected by many but faces daunting challenges in restoring the software giant’s dominance.