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Business leaders make case for transportation funding

It is critical that the General Assembly rally around legislation developed by the governor and presiding officers that is expected to raise $800 million a year for transportation projects, business leaders said Friday.

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U.S. adds 236K jobs in Feb., unemployment falls to 7.7 pct.

WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government ...

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Service firms grows at fastest pace in a year

WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in a year, buoyed by higher sales and more new orders. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 56 in February from ...

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Factories grow at fastest pace since June 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing expanded in February at the fastest pace since June 2011, buoyed by increases in new orders and production. The third straight month of growth suggests factories may help the economy this year after slumping through most ...

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Harbor Point protective cap to be pierced for Exelon HQ

Developers of the proposed 23-story Exelon Corp. tower on the Baltimore waterfront plan to pierce a protective cap covering toxic chromium waste to drive pilings 70 to 80 feet into the ground to anchor the energy giant’s new regional headquarters, according to state environmental officials and the developers themselves.

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