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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 July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013

Maine's jobless rate unchanged for June

The unemployment rate stays at 6.8 percent, better than the national rate and the lowest it has been since November 2008.

July 18, 2013

As U.S. deficit drops, Moody's upgrades outlook for debt

The U.S. government is on track to report its lowest annual deficit in five years because of an improving economy, tax hikes and spending cuts.

July 18, 2013

Portland company gets $15 million in equity funding

The funds, from 13 investors, will allow expansion at BlueTarp, which services the building supply industry.

July 18, 2013

Dell delays vote on buyout, sign it lacks support

The postponement is a significant setback for Michael Dell and the company's board, which has spent months trying to persuade shareholders to approve the $24.4 billion buyout proposal.

July 18, 2013

Bangor aviation-services company plans $5M hangar upgrade

C&L Aerospace provides services to the commercial and military aviation sectors.

July 18, 2013

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July 18, 2013

ImmuCell ends search for partner to market Mast Out

ImmuCell had reached out to a variety of large and small animal health companies, but failed to 'establish terms which we consider to be fair and reasonable to both parties.'

July 18, 2013

Website helps Maine businesses report new hires

Under new requirements, businesses should report any newly hired or rehired employees to the state within seven days of hire.

July 18, 2013

Rivals gain ground on the Camry

Toyota cuts prices on the nation's top-selling car after sales fell 2% in the past six months.

July 18, 2013

KFC's test restaurant tries upmarket appeal

 The fried-chicken chain changes its image and menu, to lure more women and young diners.

July 18, 2013

Workplace deaths rise in Maine

The state's job-related fatality rate exceeds the national rate, the latest figures show.

July 18, 2013

Bank of America has good quarter

While its earnings are up 70 percent from the year before, the bank continues to shed jobs at a fast clip.

July 18, 2013

Briefcase



August 28, 2013

A Word With the Boss: Two guys looking for fun work make gelato, avoid fiasco

 Josh Davis and Bruno Tropeano started Gelato Fiasco in 2007, with little idea how to make gelato, let alone profit from it.