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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

March 2014


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Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from January 16, 2014

January 16

Continued American Airlines flights relieve Maine officials

Staying on the airline’s schedule after it’s forced to cut routes will be an economic boon for Portland and Bangor.

January 16

Yahoo’s CEO lets go top lieutenant in surprise move

Henrique de Castro likely wouldn’t be leaving if he were bringing in the revenue that was envisioned when he was hired for $58 million.

January 16

Oxford Networks to expand under Canadian ownership

The Internet service provider will retain its name and management team in its Lewiston office.

January 16

Average cost of plane ticket takes off for fourth consecutive year

Fares rose 2 percent in 2013, and that doesn’t count the $3.4 billion in extra fees that fliers paid.

January 16

California company plans ‘crowdfunding’ platform for rooftop solar projects

San Mateo, California’s SolarCity wants a larger pool of investors to help finance its rooftop solar installations, which typically cost $25,000 per home.

January 16

Google acquires a new tool for shaping our future

Nest Labs gives the Internet giant another advantage in the race to build a hub for homes.

January 16

Transportation planners seek input on priorities

January 16

Bill offers flood premium reprieve for some Mainers

But homeowners holding flood insurance are pinning hopes on longer lasting rate relief in a Senate bill.

January 16

On the Move in Maine

January 16

Bill seeks to grow solar energy projects in Maine

Under the legislation, the state would study solar power’s financial value and set goals for certain amounts of generation.

January 16

A Word With the Boss: Harold Clossey builds on Maine Development Foundation's vision

Developing businesses and making sure economic development and education are working together remain primary focuses.