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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 26, 2013

July 27, 2013

LePage touts ferry bid by Maine firm

The governor pledges state financial support for re-establishing Portland-to-Nova Scotia service if a Maine firm is selected.

July 26, 2013

New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity

Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that could make it easier for consumers to find the right plan when the markets go live on Oct. 1.

July 26, 2013

Hedge fund SAC pleads not guilty to fraud charges

The Connecticut-based company is accused of making hundreds of millions of dollars illegally by stealing and using inside information from large companies.

July 26, 2013

Impala rated top big sedan by Consumer Reports, ending U.S. drought

 Not long ago, the car was viewed as a rental vehicle unworthy of our driveways.

July 26, 2013

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July 26, 2013

Facebook stock is up 30 percent

Goldman Sachs says everyone was waiting for Facebook to have this kind of breakout quarter.