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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 July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

Churchill Downs completes purchase of Oxford Casino

The Maine Gambling Control Board signs off on the $160 million deal, the company says.

July 17, 2013

Sources: Apple developing ad-skipping TV strategy

Apple continues to work on a 'grand vision' to update TV-viewing habits that remain 'much like 10 or 20 years ago,' says CEO Tim Cook.

July 17, 2013

Bernanke: Timetable for bond purchases not preset

He cautions that the Fed wants to see substantial progress in the job market before scaling back the bond purchases.

July 17, 2013

Fed: Growth improves moderately throughout U.S.

Housing construction and home prices improved, while consumer spending increased in most districts, fueled by rising car and truck sales.

July 18, 2013

Railway at center of tragedy struggling financially Several photos included in this story

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic lays off 79 workers after the Quebec crash severed Maine from its network and business dropped.

July 17, 2013

Maine Med buyout terms detailed

About 400 workers must decide soon on offers for severance pay and health insurance options.

July 17, 2013

Homeowners could get flood insurance break

The Senate is considering giving flood-prone owners a reprieve from steep increases to their rates.

July 17, 2013

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July 18, 2013

Maine Medical Center best state hospital – again

But some question the motives and methodology behind U.S. News and World Report's work.

July 22, 2013

Living the dream with daily fantasy sports

Daily fantasy sports emerge as instant-gratification alternative Companies aim to take short-term and small buy-in competitions to mainstream sports fans.