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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

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Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from February 9, 2014

February 9

New Microsoft CEO’s collegial style sparks hope

Satya Nadella’s calming, collegial style, stands in stark contrast to the blustery, passionate, rally-the-troops approach employed by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Steve Ballmer.

February 9

Iran official says oil contracts to be revised

The new plan being developed aims to ensure long-term cooperation with outside investors.

February 9


February 9

On the Move

New faces, recognitions, board appointments and certifications

February 9

Drought leaves California farms high and dry

The crisis in the nation’s food basket could cause food prices to climb and cut thousands of jobs.

February 9

Skowhegan's Bargain Hunter fills shopping needs, long-vacant storefront

Aimey Ribeiro's store has a sense of history along with merchandise ranging from doomsday supplies to wedding gowns.

February 9

Charles Lawton: Maine needs to help new businesses leave the nest

The state is good at encouraging entrepreneurs, but should do more to help their enterprises grow and add jobs.