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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 September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

On the Move



September 30, 2013

Airlines’ latest fees cover comforts, not necessities

They hope fliers will want to pay more for better meals or other perks.

September 30, 2013

Briefcase



October 1, 2013

Sussman named to Hedge Fund Hall of Fame

The investor is one of seven to be inducted into honorary group.

September 30, 2013

Airlines promise return to civility - for a fee, of course

The industry has discovered that passengers are willing to pay for such perks as delivery of their luggage and a day pass to the lounge.