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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

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March 2013


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News from October 8, 2013

October 9, 2013

Maine credit unions post record numbers

The state’s 61 credit unions reached highs in assets, loans and members in the first half of 2013

October 9, 2013

PUC orders disclosure of UMaine wind proposal details

The commission says it will work to release information that’s not deemed confidential by the end of the month.

October 9, 2013

TD Bank drops Portland as headquarters

Maine still will be a ‘hub,’ while the company’s sole headquarters will remain in Cherry Hill, N.J.

October 8, 2013

Southwest starts winter sale, other airlines match

The company said it was offering round trips starting at $98 for flights under 500 miles each way, with longer round trips costing up to $298.

October 8, 2013

Google unveils new HP laptop for $279

The new model sports many design features that are usually found on pricier devices, including the $1,299 Chromebook Pixel.

October 8, 2013


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October 10, 2013


October 8, 2013

Japan’s first Airbus order shakes Boeing’s dominance

Japan Airlines says the decision is unrelated to problems that plagued Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

October 8, 2013

Biddeford announces encore Main Street Challenge

Three winners will receive $20,000 incentive packages to open downtown businesses.

October 7, 2013

Miami port gets needed lift as giant cranes finally arrive

They are among changes that will ready the port for bigger ships coming through the Panama Canal.