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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 November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

Google to settle Safari privacy case for $17 million

Maine is among the states that will share in the settlement over using cookies to snoop.

November 18, 2013

Despite surge, many don’t see a stock bubble

Even with the broader market’s 26 percent jump this year, stocks aren’t overpriced yet, money managers believe.

November 19, 2013

Small N.H. coffee producer prevails over Starbucks

Starbucks alleged that the use of the ‘Charbucks’ name tarnished its famous trademark.

November 19, 2013

Nova Scotia ferry to feature restaurants, theater, casino Several photos included in this story

Gov. LePage joins local officials and the mayor of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to highlight plans for the ferry, but ticket prices are still unknown.

November 18, 2013

Dow hits 16,000 for first time

Standard & Poor’s 500 reaches 1,800.

November 18, 2013

Developers: Portland high-rise won’t pose wind threat Several photos included in this story

Concern that Bayside’s ‘midtown’ project could create a dangerous wind tunnel is being addressed, they say.

November 25, 2013

Maine's holiday craft fairs keep on giving Several photos included in this story

The shows are big business for crafters and organizers alike.