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Report: Maryland among best at assessing transportation needs

Maryland is one of the best states in the country at measuring the performance of its transportation network, according to a report to be released Wednesday by The Pew Center on the States and The Rockefeller Foundation. The data collected ...

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Senate panel grills Apple, Google on location data

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel is questioning executives from Apple and Google about why iPhones and handheld wireless devices running Google’s Android software store location data that can be used to track where their owners have been. The Senate Judiciary ...

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FDA wants stricter testing for defibrillators

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is recommending stricter safety measures for heart-zapping defibrillators after years of increasing problems with the emergency medical devices. Under the agency’s proposal posted online Friday, makers of external defibrillators would need to submit ...

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Number of underwater borrowers falls but remains high

The number of homeowners who owe more than their houses are worth fell for the third straight quarter this summer. About 10.8 million households, or 22.5 percent of all mortgaged homes, were underwater in the July-September quarter, housing data firm ...

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Cloud computing making inroads at many Maryland law firms

Cloud computing is beginning to gain traction with local lawyers despite broader concerns about the security of storing documents and programs on remote servers. The practice allows businesses to access files and programs through the Internet (the “cloud”) instead of ...

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Economy gets lift from government aid

WASHINGTON — A flurry of new data Friday showed the economy is improving — with temporary help from the government. Consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in August and incomes increased 0.5 percent, the largest gain in eight months, the Commerce ...

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