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Two Virginia cities OK same-sex benefits, but moves symbolic

RICHMOND, Va. — City councils in Charlottesville and Richmond have approved ordinances extending benefits to the spouses of employees in same-sex relationships. But the moves are only symbolic. Virginia’s constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Media ...

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More workers’ comp a sign of health – for economy

More Maryland workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, more benefits are being paid out and employers are spending a greater share of their payrolls on those benefits, according to a report by the National Academy of Social Insurance, a nonprofit that promotes the economic benefits of workers’ compensation.

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, which smooths out fluctuations, ...

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Same-sex ruling has employers tweaking benefits

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law. The impact of the decision striking down part of the federal Defense ...

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