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Inventories and sales both gain in February

WASHINGTON — Businesses added to their stockpiles for a 14th straight month in February while sales increased for an eighth consecutive month, signs that factories expect to see rising demand in coming months. The Commerce Department says business inventories rose ...

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Consumer spending increases 0.4 percent in March

WASHINGTON — Consumers spent more in March on furniture, electronics and at restaurants, but also paid more for gas. Retail sales increased 0.4 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. It was the ninth consecutive monthly gain. The increase ...

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MPT film explores the importance of the Bay Bridge

SALISBURY — It was the largest public works project in the state’s history and, at the time, the world’s longest overwater structure. It allowed Maryland’s eastern and western shores to trade goods and services. Life before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ...

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Business inventories and sales rise in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses added to their stockpiles in January for a 13th consecutive month and total sales rose by the largest amount in 10 months. Business inventories rose 0.9 percent in January, the Commerce Department said Friday. Sales for ...

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Retail sales up 1 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Shoppers snapped up new cars, clothing and electronics in February, pushing retail sales up for the eighth straight month. Retail sales rose 1 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Part of the gain reflected higher prices ...

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Factory orders up in January, helped by airplanes

WASHINGTON — Businesses ordered more manufactured goods from U.S. factories in January, but excluding a big surge in demand for airplanes, the rise in demand was the smallest in three months. The Commerce Department says that excluding the volatile transportation ...

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$2.6B ICC hailed as catalyst for commerce

GAITHERSBURG — The decades-long wait for the Inter-County Connector will end Wednesday when drivers get their first crack at the new toll road snaking through Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. At a rain-soaked ribbon-cutting event in the westbound lanes Monday ...

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Southwest to give more miles for more expensive flights

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines is revamping its frequent-flier program with changes designed to nudge customers into buying higher-priced tickets by letting them earn bonus flights faster. Southwest, the largest carrier at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, said passengers will be ...

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Colorado National Monument offers ‘pocket-size Grand Canyon’

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. — Just off Interstate 70 in western Colorado is a 32-square-mile collection of towering red-stone monoliths, deep canyons and a road that cuts through nearly 2 billion years of geology. Colorado National Monument might not get ...

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