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Md. small business gets boost from feds

Maryland’s small business financing programs will get a $23 million boost over the next seven years, state and federal officials announced Wednesday. The money was earmarked in a $1.5 billion federal jobs bill passed in 2010. And the first of ...

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Betsy Nelson: Carefully consider aid to Japan

Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the recent earthquake, aftershocks and tsunami in Japan. The preliminary numbers on those affected by these disasters are staggering. Japanese police estimate that the death toll from the quake and tsunami ...

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W. Va. communities may get bay aid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia communities facing a federal mandate to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution may get some financial help from state lawmakers. The House Judiciary Committee approved a plan Friday that would dedicate $6 million in annual lottery revenues ...

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Buffett: Economy needs less help from feds

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett said Wednesday the U.S. economy continues to improve and doesn’t need as much government help as it is currently getting. Buffett appeared for three hours Wednesday on CNBC four days after releasing his annual ...

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Federal Reserve reveals details of emergency aid to banks

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday revealed details of trillions of dollars in emergency aid it provided to U.S. and foreign banks during the financial crisis. Newly released documents show that the most loan money over time went to ...

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Red Cross to serve meals to Baltimore area tornado victims

BALTIMORE — The Red Cross will serve Thanksgiving meals to families affected by the tornado that hit northeast Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County last week. Volunteers will serve meals Thursday afternoon at Reginald F. Lewis High School, which is ...

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Feds approve aid to Md. farmers due to drought

ANNAPOLIS — The federal government has approved assistance for Maryland farmers who lost 30 percent of their crops or more due to drought this summer. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration said Monday the assistance announced late last week includes Farm Service ...

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