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103K new jobs in Dec. point to slow, steady growth

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months. But the job growth fell short of expectations based on a strengthening economy. And ...

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Area’s retailers saw an uneven December

As national retailers announced disappointing sales numbers for December, Baltimore area retailers said Thursday they saw an increase in December sales after a dismal 2009, but for some categories, the sales weren’t as high as expected. The results raised some ...

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Factories grow for 17th straight month in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers produced more goods and booked more orders last month, a trade group says, leading to the fastest growth in factory activity since May. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of manufacturing activity rose to ...

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