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Employers post most job openings in 3 years

WASHINGTON — Employers advertised more jobs in September than at any other point in the past three years. The increase suggests hiring could pick up in the next few months. Competition for jobs is fierce. And many employers aren’t rushing ...

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The Daily Record honors Maryland’s innovators

The Daily Record honored 24 innovators in Maryland on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at its tenth annual Innovator of the Year awards at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Honorees were selected for their contributions from various fields, including government, science, technology, education, the environment, among others.

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Frederick Co.’s Boyer is moving forward in tough times

With the objects of its doting less responsive during these days of economic malaise, Frederick County is following in the footsteps of many frustrated suitors — it’s going speed dating. Laurie M. Boyer, the county’s economic development director, will travel ...

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Consumers paid more for food, gas in September

WASHINGTON — Consumers paid more for food and gas last month, although inflation outside those volatile categories was tame. The Labor Department says the Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 percent in September, below a 0.4 percent rise in August. Excluding ...

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Business inventories and sales rose in August

WASHINGTON — Companies were confident enough in the economy in August to keep stocking their shelves, even as other data stoked recession fears. Businesses added to their stockpiles for a 20th consecutive month and their sales rose for a third ...

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Businesses boost orders for equipment, machinery

WASHINGTON — Companies ordered more machinery, computers and communication equipment in August, a positive sign for the slumping U.S. economy. An increase in demand for those kind of longer-lasting factory goods suggests businesses are sticking with their investment plans, despite ...

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Md. partners with Labor Dept. on enforcement of wage violations

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department is signing agreements to share information with nearly a dozen states and the Internal Revenue Service as it gets more aggressive in its program to crack down on businesses that cheat workers out of their ...

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