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Unemployment applications drop but remain high

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, though applications remain above levels consistent with a healthy economy. Unemployment benefit applications fell 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000, the second drop in three weeks, the Labor Department said ...

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More people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks and evidence that the job market is still sluggish. The number of people seeking benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 424,000, the ...

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State pension proposal is panned by George Roche

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to change the funding method for state pensions that will reduce state contributions to the system and delay reducing the state’s unfunded liabilities was criticized by two private sector representatives on the commission studying retirement benefits. ...

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Montgomery County Council passes $4.37B budget

ROCKVILLE — A new budget in Montgomery County cuts workers’ health and retirement benefits by $33 million. The $4.37 billion budget, aimed at closing a $300 million shortfall, was unanimously approved Thursday by the Montgomery County Council. It also includes ...

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4th Circuit says posthumously conceived child can’t get benefits

BOSTON — A child conceived through in vitro fertilization six years after her father’s death is not entitled to survivors’ benefits under the Social Security Act, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment. The plaintiff’s ...

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More people apply for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the first increase in three weeks. Still, the broader trend points to a slowly healing jobs market. The government says applications for unemployment benefits rose 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of people seeking benefits dropped 10,000 to 382,000 in the ...

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Defined benefits survive in pension deal

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers agreed Monday to state pension and retiree health benefit reforms needed to start addressing huge unfunded liabilities that would pose future financial problems if left unaddressed. A panel of House of Delegates and Senate lawmakers compromised ...

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