Maine by the numbers

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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 January 7, 2014

January 7

American oil companies call for end to export ban

Skeptics worry that lifting the 40-year-old restrictions would lead to higher gasoline prices and decreased energy security.

January 8

JPMorgan to pay over $2.5 billion in Madoff fraud

The settlement is the largest-ever forfeiture by a U.S. bank and includes a deferred prosecution agreement.

January 8

Economist: Maine ready to grow again

Job growth is expected to pick up but the economy could be hindered by an aging population.

January 7

JetBlue stops flights at four key airports in wake of storm

Service halts temporarily in New York and Boston as the airline tries to get back on track.

January 7

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January 7

On the Move



January 7

Delta retires DC-9, oldest passenger plant of the big U.S. fleet

Notable for being small enough to serve airports in smaller cities, the first DC-9s were delivered in 1965.

January 7

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January 7

Toyota to launch its hydrogen-fueled vehicles a year early

The Japanese automaker says they will first be sold in California in 2015.

January 7

Software systems muddy TV picture

New systems offer Internet connections but make it difficult for companies like Netflix to make apps.

January 7

Maine company enlists vicious product testers Several photos included in this story

Yale Cordage entices bull sharks to test the bite resistance of rope for a tsunami warning system.