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Retailers report strong gains for June

NEW YORK — June sales heated up for stores, in a sign that Americans likely will continue to spend during the important back-to-school shopping season. U.S. retailers reported their strongest sales gains since January, as shoppers, enticed by warm weather ...

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U.S. durable goods orders up 0.2 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting factory goods edged up slightly in April. But a measure of tracks business investment spending fell for a second straight month. Durable goods orders increased 0.2 percent last month after a 3.7 percent decline in ...

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Stocks inch higher, shaking off 4 weeks of losses

NEW YORK — It was another day of big swings in the Dow Jones industrial average, but at least Monday ended with a modest gain. The Dow soared 200 points in the morning, an encouraging start after four weeks of ...

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Constellation earns 49 cents per share, but misses estimates

Profits at Constellation Energy Group Inc. climbed 37 percent in the second quarter based on strong performances at its core businesses, the company reported Wednesday. Constellation reported earnings of $99.2 million, or 49 cents a share, compared to $72.6 million, ...

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State pension system investments post strong gains in FY ‘11 (access required)

The cash and investments Maryland uses to pay retirement benefits to its former employees increased to $37.5 billion in fiscal 2011, a $6 billion gain that came during a time of strong growth and recovery in the stock market. The ...

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Maryland unemployment rate in Nov. stays at 7.4%

Maryland added 2,100 jobs in November, the sixth straight month of gains but not enough to bring the state’s unemployment rate down from 7.4 percent. Maryland has now generated approximately 39,000 net jobs since January, state officials said. That’s the ...

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