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Legislature passes ban on arsenic in chicken feed

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is on its way to becoming the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed, and a doubling of the state’s “flush tax” advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers spent a busy Saturday working ...

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Unemployment aid applications hit 4-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell to a four-year low last week, bolstering the view that the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Bernanke revisits college as guest lecturer at GW

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took a break from his day job Tuesday to revisit the academic life he led before coming to Washington a decade ago. Shortly after noon, he stood before a class of George Washington ...

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Fewer seek U.S. unemployment aid, tying a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market is strengthening. Applications for unemployment aid dropped 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 351,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That matches a four-year low ...

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Dow closes above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008

The Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday finally reclaimed the ground it held before the carnage of the Great Recession — bailouts, bank failures, layoffs by the million and a stock market panic that cut retirement savings in half. The ...

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Dow crosses 13,000 for first time since 2008

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 13,000 on Tuesday for the first time since May 2008, when the Lehman Brothers investment bank was solvent, unemployment a healthy 5.4 percent and the worst of the Great Recession months ...

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Federal deal trims maximum jobless benefits to 73 weeks

WASHINGTON — Unemployed workers would no longer be able to claim 99 weeks of benefit checks by this summer under a deal being worked out in Congress. Under this week’s compromise for extending a Social Security tax cut through the ...

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Unemployment applications drop to a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally ...

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U.S. unemployment aid applications near 4-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid neared a four-year low last week, a positive sign that strong hiring could continue in the coming months. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 15,000 ...

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