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At confirmation hearing, Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind

Tom Perez

WASHINGTON — Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sought to assure senators Thursday that he would approach the job with an open mind and a willingness to work with business and labor groups alike to create new jobs. “You will always ...

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Former DLLR secretary Perez to be nominated to top Labor slot

Thomas Perez

WASHINGTON — Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House says. If confirmed by the Senate, Perez, ...

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Last of 2012 laws go into effect on New Year’s Day

After three sessions of the General Assembly that spanned almost 100 days in 2012, the last of the 797 bills approved by state legislators and made law by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year will go into effect as the fireworks start in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

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Md. unemployment rate falls on biggest Sept.-Oct. job growth since 1999

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent last month on the strength of what preliminary data shows to be the state’s largest September-to-October job increase since 1999.

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Student workers at Hershey win back wages

HERSHEY, Pa. — Three companies have agreed in a settlement to pay more than $213,000 in back wages to hundreds of foreign students for summer jobs they held at a Hershey candy company facility, the U.S. Department of Labor said ...

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Employers welcome unemployment tax drop

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Leonard J. Howie III announced Monday that the state’s unemployment insurance tax will drop in 2013, with some businesses seeing their rate decrease as much as 55 percent.

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Eye Opener: Gambling spending exceeds $35 million

A new round of spending by proponents and opponents of expanded gambling in Maryland has pushed the total to $35.7 million, more than the 2006 governor's race.

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