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Businesses post most job openings in 3 years

WASHINGTON — Companies advertised the most job openings in three years, a hopeful sign after the worst month for hiring in nearly a year. The Labor Department said Wednesday that employers posted 3.2 million jobs in July, up from 3.17 ...

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Maryland consumers, business owners gear up for tax-free shopping week

When it comes to money, two things are certain: shoppers like saving it and business owners like making it. Anything that makes it easier to reach those goals simultaneously is good to go — at least according to consumers and ...

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Wholesale inventories rose in June for 18th month

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale companies added more autos, machinery and computers to their stockpiles in June, pushing inventories up for the 18th consecutive month. Sales at the wholesale level rose 0.6 percent in June, the Commerce department said Wednesday. That ...

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U.S. unemployment rate dips, economy adds 117K jobs

WASHINGTON — Hiring picked up slightly in July and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent. The modest improvement may quiet fears of another recession after the worst losses on Wall Street in nearly three years. Employers added 117,000 jobs ...

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Frederick County shelves privatization study

FREDERICK — The Frederick County Commissioners are shelving a study that recommended outsourcing government services to private businesses. The vote Tuesday followed two contentious public hearings and protests by hundreds of county employees and their allies. The Frederick News-Post reports ...

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Enterprise zones are expanded across Maryland

The state will expand zones in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and on the Eastern Shore where businesses are eligible for tax credits for making property improvements and hiring new workers. Maryland will add 112 acres to the Enterprise Zone in ...

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U.S. stocks dive after dismal June jobs report

Stocks are opening sharply lower after the government said businesses added the fewest jobs in June in more than a year. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. Employers created only 18,000 jobs last month, a fraction of what economists ...

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U.S. companies order more factory goods in May

WASHINGTON — Businesses requested more airplanes, autos, and oil drilling equipment in May The jump in factory orders after a sluggish spring suggests supply disruptions stemming from the Japan crisis are fading. Factory orders rose 0.8 percent in May, the ...

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Bethesda power outage blamed on squirrel

BETHESDA — Utility officials are blaming a power outage in the Washington suburb of Bethesda on a squirrel. The Washington Post reports that about 1,200 homes and businesses lost power for less than an hour Sunday starting around 11:20 a.m. ...

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