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Maryland participating in earthquake drill Thursday

Coordinated by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, the state is among those in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast participating in Thursday’s Great SouthEast ShakeOut, an earthquake preparedness drill. The ShakeOut, a self-led drill, is set for 10:16 a.m. Participants will practice ...

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Study: Earthquake damage to monument unlikely

WASHINGTON — A seismic assessment of the Washington Monument has concluded that it’s “extremely unlikely” another earthquake in the next two millennia will damage the monument any more than last year’s 5.8-magnitude quake. The National Park Service released the assessment ...

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Crises make automakers rethink lean parts supplies

DETROIT — For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. automakers are questioning a pillar of manufacturing: The practice of bringing parts to assembly lines right before they’re used. So-called just-in-time deliveries have helped automakers save billions and ...

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$7.5M gift to fix Washington Monument

WASHINGTON — A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake. Businessman David Rubenstein told ...

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Factories, builders boost economy at end of year

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers ended 2011 with their best month of growth since the late spring. And the struggling construction industry spent more on projects for the third time in four months. The data bolstered hopes that the economy is ...

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The Daily Record’s Top 20 stories of 2011

What were the biggest news stories of 2011? Race cars zooming around the Inner Harbor? Potential promised (new development in Owings Mills) or potential unrealized (development in East Baltimore, the future of horse racing in Maryland)? Maybe it can be ...

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