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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 2, 2013

July 2, 2013

Owner of The Maine Mall drops property tax appeal

Assessed value was at issue in a case that could have cost South Portland as much as $4 million.

July 2, 2013

Maine coalition: Less carbon pollution would benefit lobsters

Nick Philbrook Businesses and environmentalists say Maine should endorse President Obama's climate-change plan to help protect the state's most important fishery.

July 2, 2013

Markets shrug off Fed concerns for a modest rally



July 2, 2013

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July 2, 2013

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July 2, 2013

Coal industry switches gears after president's energy push

 Things were turning around for coal before Barack Obama announced a green energy plan.

July 2, 2013

Credit report 'free,' but often comes with a bill

Numerous websites draw people in with such offers, then trick or entice them to order extra services.

July 2, 2013

More drinks offer 'clean' energy

 Companies use natural caffeine and organic ingredients to appeal to the health-conscious.