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Report: Red tape cost Maryland $19.5 billion

Red tape and not-in-my-backyard activism were called out Thursday as major impediments to six stalled and troubled energy projects in Maryland that could have had a $19.5 billion economic impact on the state if they had moved forward. The findings ...

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Manufacturing expanding, but raw materials are rising

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers expanded at the fastest pace in nearly seven years last month, but a sudden rise in the price of raw materials could threaten their profits. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of ...

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Joe Surkiewicz: Law schools bid for your attention — and your dollars

When guilt trips and plucking heartstrings fail to persuade private lawyers to take a pro bono case, volunteer their expertise to a nonprofit or write a check, then it’s time to roll out the heavy artillery. Go shopping. Or, to ...

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Gary S. Williams: Planning can help reduce big funeral expenses

It doesn’t matter whether a loved one dies suddenly or with warning — funeral costs can be daunting. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, which bills itself as the world’s leading funeral service association, the average cost of an ...

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