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Anne Arundel Surges Ahead in Percent of Firms Planning More Workers

<TAB>In a new employment outlook survey by Manpower Inc., Anne Arundel County tops the state in projected fourth-quarter job growth, with an anticipated 44 percent of companies there saying they plan to add workers.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Manpower, a national employment service firm, surveyed hundreds of companies in different industry sectors across the state to gauge permanent staffing needs among employers. According to the survey, companies projecting increases in Anne Arundel outstripped firms in another prominent high-growth area

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BANKING

<b><u>BB&T Tops the Top</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>SBA Names Bank Holding Company No. 1 for Small-Business Loans</i> <@SM><@SM><TAB>For the second time in the past three years, <b>BB&T Corp.</b> is the top

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Safety of Cooper Tires Questioned

<TAB>Former workers for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. say shoddy quality control may have caused tire problems similar to those cited in the recent Bridgestone/Firestone recall.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Chicago Sun-Times reported yesterday that former workers from the Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo, Miss., testified earlier this year that they used sharp tools to poke holes in tires to remove bubbles. They also said that solvents were used to make old rubber easier to mold into shape.

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CONSTRUCTION

<b><u>SSU Students Will Live in Comfort</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Harkins Constructs Set of Apartments With 144 Units, Clubhouse at University</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>Silver Spring-based <b>Harkins Builders Inc.</b. completed last week a new set of apartments for students at <b>Salisbury State University</b> (SSU).<@SM><@SM>[IMGCAP(1)]<TAB><b>University Park Apartments</b>, located at the southeast corner of Route 13 and Milford Avenue, consists of seven student apartment buildings with 144 units, a clubhouse and site improvements constructed on 11.5 acres of land.

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EntreMed Chairman Heads Industry Alliance on Scotland TripEntreMed, Inc. of Rockville today announced that Dr. John W. Holaday, EntreMed chairman, president and chief executive officer, has been appointed chairman of the Maryland Bioscience Alliance. Holaday replaces outgoing Maryland Bioscience Alliance ...

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