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Fed survey finds economy growing moderately

WASHINGTON — Economic growth held steady across the United States from July through late August, as Americans bought more cars and homes and auto factories added workers. A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday showed that all 12 of the Fed’s ...

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Automakers report sales up double-digits in August

DETROIT — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month in six years. Honda reported the ...

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Economy grew at 2.5 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined. The Commerce Department said second-quarter ...

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Franchot: Starting school after Labor Day would help economy

Peter Franchot

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s comptroller on Thursday called on schools to start after Labor Day in hopes of boosting the state’s economy, citing a report projecting a delay in beginning the school year could result in an additional $74.3 million in ...

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