Maine by the numbers

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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 24, 2013

November 24, 2013

Americans not willing to spend without deals this holiday season

Big-store retailers are preparing to lure in shoppers with sales early and often this year.

November 24, 2013

Charles Lawton: Gettysburg Address a model for public policy debates

The test of citizenship Lincoln put before us is to broaden our definition of ‘we the people.’

November 24, 2013

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November 24, 2013

On the Move

New faces, promotions, awards

November 24, 2013

Chain restaurants expand to Alaska

For decades, most found it too costly and logistically challenging to operate in the remote state.

November 24, 2013

High tech, sky-high prices Several photos included in this story

Startups like Snapchat may not have made any money yet, but that doesn’t deter investors offering big bucks.

November 24, 2013

Maine cranberry growers say it’s hard to stay out of the red Several photos included in this story

They’re choosing different ways to respond as a glut in the market drives prices lower.