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Maryland announces decline in infant mortality

Maryland officials are announcing that the infant mortality rate has dropped for a second year in a row. State and local officials, including Gov. Martin O’Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, discussed last year’s decline at a news conference in ...

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Wholesale inventories up in May but sales decline

WASHINGTON — Wholesale companies added to their stockpiles for a 17th straight month in May but their sales declined for only the second time in the past 11 months, providing further evidence of the U.S. economy’s slowdown in the spring. ...

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John C. Murphy: A radical solution for Baltimore’s relentless decline

Over the years, we have grown closer to our neighbor to the south, Washington, D.C. The cities are alike in many ways. Their populations are roughly equal. Many Baltimore residents now commute to jobs in D.C. Many Washingtonians visit our ...

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Severe housing price declines are spreading

WASHINGTON — Even cities that weathered the housing market crash with relatively little damage are suffering now. Severe price declines have spread to Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Cleveland, which had mostly withstood the bust in housing since 2006. The damage ...

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Durable goods orders fall 0.9 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Companies trimmed their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, buying fewer computers, machines and primary metals. Durable-goods orders fell 0.9 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. It was the fourth decline in the past five ...

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