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Government revises 4th quarter GDP up slightly to 4.3%

A pedestrian walks past a shuttered store and one that is having a store closing sale in New York's Financial District, Tuesday, March 23, 2021.  The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.3% in the final three months of 2020, slightly faster than previously estimated, as recovery expectations for 2021 rise along with vaccinations as the U.S.  unleashes nearly $2 trillion in government support. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.3% in the final three months of 2020, slightly faster than previously estimated, as recovery expectations for 2021 rise along with vaccinations and the provision of nearly $2 trillion ...

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US 30-year mortgage rates jump to 3.17%, highest since June

A home for sale is seen Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to new record lows for the first week of 2021. The year opens against the continuing backdrop of damage from the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. and global economies, which suppressed home loan rates through most of 2020.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

McLEAN, Va. — U.S. long-term mortgage rates jumped to their highest level since June, though still remain near historic lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate home loan rose to 3.17% from ...

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Md. businessman offers to buy Tribune newspaper company, Sun owner

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BALTIMORE — A Maryland businessman has offered to buy the Tribune Publishing media company that owns The Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers. The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that hotel executive Stewart Bainum Jr. has offered $650 million ...

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US jobless claims fall to 684K, fewest since pandemic

A hiring sign shows outside of restaurant in Prospect Heights, Ill., Sunday, March 21, 2021.  The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign the economy is improving.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that ...

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First United Corp. announces Q2 dividend

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Oakland-based First United Corporation Thursday announced its board of directors declared a cash dividend of $.15 per share that will be payable on May 3, 2021 to holders of record of the Corporation’s common stock as of April 19, 2021. First United Corporation is the ...

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Coppin State recognized for top adult programs for 2021

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Coppin State University (CSU) has been recognized for having top adult degree programs for 2021, by a national resource website created to guide adult-learners in their college decision process. Abound.college is a go-to guide that helps the growing population of adult students find degree completion, ...

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Port Covington breaks ground on next phase of the project

Under Armour Chairman Kevin Plank, with renderings of Port Covington, speaks at the Wednesday event. (Submitted Photo)(

The Port Covington development team broke ground on Wednesday for the vertical construction of the neighborhood’s next leg, which will consist of 1.1 million square feet of office, retail, residential and parking space, in a hybrid virtual and in-person ceremony. ...

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M&T Bank donates $333,500 to Baltimore-area nonprofits

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M&T Bank, one of the Baltimore area’s largest corporate givers, committed $333,500 in charitable donations, the majority of which is intended for more than a dozen nonprofit organizations helping Baltimore’s residents and businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank’s ...

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Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Marco Ávila, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Marco Ávila joins Sloane Brown to talk about his role as Chairman of the Board/President of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as well as the issues and goals of the Chamber. Marco reveals how he juggles that responsibility with several others.

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