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Prince George’s Co. bill would deter new fast food businesses

UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council is considering giving itself and the public the chance to weigh in before a business owner decides to open a fast-food restaurant, nightclub or liquor store. The Washington Examiner reports that the ...

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Retail group predicts growth in holiday sales

NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend more during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they’re not exactly ready to shop ’til they drop like they have been in the past two years. The National ...

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Higher gas costs push consumer spending up

WASHINGTON — Americans boosted their spending in August even though their income barely grew. Much of the spending increase went to pay higher gas prices, which may have forced consumers to cut back elsewhere. The Commerce Department said Friday that ...

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