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Unemployment falls in two-thirds of states

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell in two-thirds of the nation’s states last month, the latest evidence that the strengthening economy is encouraging many employers to boost hiring. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the unemployment rate dropped in 34 ...

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Federal appeals court rules on foster care case

ANNAPOLIS — A federal appeals court has rejected an effort to overturn a federal court ruling requiring reforms in the Baltimore city foster care system. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision was issued Wednesday in the 26-year-old L.J. ...

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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI — Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year — a ...

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Health care reform battle far from over

WASHINGTON — Americans should be prepared for two more years of verbal combat over health care reform when the new Congress is seated in January, but wholesale changes to the law are unlikely before the next election, experts say. Republicans ...

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Judge dismisses federal suit over ‘live burn’ fatality

The “live burn” training exercise that cost Racheal Wilson her life does not create grounds for a civil rights action in U.S. District Court, a federal judge has ruled. Although it would have meant failing the program, Wilson could have ...

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Watchdog: $161 million in airport grants improper

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t follow rules or made errors two years ago when awarding $161 million to airports for improvement projects. The Transportation Department’s inspector general’s office released a report Friday that says ...

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Treasury gets another $1.8 billion from GM stock

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department says it has received another $1.8 billion in net proceeds from the sale of additional stock in General Motors. Treasury said the revenue received Thursday brought the total amount the government has earned from an ...

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