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U.S. service firms expanded in Nov. at slower pace

WASHINGTON — Service companies, which employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force, expanded at a slower pace in November and a measure of employment at those firms fell. Separately, the government said orders to U.S. factories dropped for the ...

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Economy improving but job growth still weak

WASHINGTON— Factories are producing more. Construction is growing. People are buying more cars. The holiday shopping season is off to a strong start. Normally, all that would suggest a bright outlook for the economy. Problem is, employers still aren’t hiring ...

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Fed says growth moderate, hiring weak

WASHINGTON — The economy expanded at a slow to moderate pace over the past two months in most areas of the country, but overall hiring was weak, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday. Modest improvement in all but ...

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Leading indicators rise 0.9 percent in October

WASHINGTON — A gauge of future economic activity rose at solid pace in October, offering hope that the economy may see stronger growth in coming months. The Conference Board reported Friday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.9 ...

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Maryland looks to capital budget to spur jobs

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are discussing ways to spur job growth by accelerating borrowing in the state’s capital budget in upcoming years to invest in infrastructure. Lawmakers on a state spending panel received a briefing by state budget analysts in ...

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Collins has helped M&T to grow in Maryland and beyond

With its name on Baltimore’s professional football stadium and a network of more than 200 branches in Maryland alone, it’s hard to believe that for its first 120 years in business Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. — now known as ...

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Letters to the Editor – 11/18/11

As the two chief volunteer officers of The Arc Baltimore, we share the concern, indeed the outrage, over the news that the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), reverted unspent funds to the state general fund.  (“Maryland disabilities agency leaves $38M unspent,” ...

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Consumers hit retail stores to give economy boost

WASHINGTON — Consumers are giving a modest lift to the economy. They spent more on autos, electronics and building supplies in October to boost retail sales for the fifth straight month. The gains provide an encouraging start for the October-December ...

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