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Top court revives battle over Sandy Spring’s Farm Road

Farm Road, Sandy Spring, Daily Record File 2008

A Montgomery County trial judge prematurely dismissed the residents’ lawsuit, first filed in 2008, in which they seek to enforce the easement over “Farm Road” against the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

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Filings for unemployment aid at a 5-week high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to a five-week high, evidence that the job market remains sluggish. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Housing starts rose to 717,000 in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders started work on more homes and apartments last month and requested more permits to build single-family homes. The increases suggest the battered housing market is healing. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that builders broke ground in ...

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Builders start fewer homes but permits jump

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders are betting that the housing market is finally on the path back to health. They requested 5 percent more permits in February to build single-family homes and apartments in the coming months. That increased the annual ...

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Leading indicators rise 0.9 percent in October

WASHINGTON — A gauge of future economic activity rose at solid pace in October, offering hope that the economy may see stronger growth in coming months. The Conference Board reported Friday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.9 ...

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Home building jumps 15 percent in September

WASHINGTON — Homes were built in September at the fastest pace in 17 months, a hopeful sign for the economy. Most of the gain was driven by a surge in volatile apartment construction. That should help create jobs and boost ...

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August home starts hit a three-month low

WASHINGTON — Builders broke ground on fewer homes in August, evidence that the housing market remains depressed. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted 571,000 homes last month, a 5 percent decline from July ...

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