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State starts business-friendly push

CAMBRIDGE — State economic development officials urged local leaders on Wednesday to identify large projects that could be eligible for expedited state review and small businesses that need a boost from Maryland’s newest financing program. Both initiatives are central to ...

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SUV sales lift automakers to best October since ’07

DETROIT — Fans of SUVs and trucks shoved car buyers aside last month, helping the auto industry to its best October in four years. The shift was a boon for Detroit’s automakers, who posted sizeable increases in sales of pickups ...

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U.S. economy grew 2.5 percent in Q3

WASHINGTON — A summer of modest economic growth is helping dispel lingering fears that another recession might be near. Whether the strength can be sustained, though, is far from clear. Buoyed by a resurgent consumer and strong business investment, the ...

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Downtown Partnership looks to continue growth in ‘The 401’

Encouraged by robust population growth in the city’s center, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc. will soon launch a marketing effort with billboards, bumper stickers and even a signature cocktail to attract more residents to “The 401.” “We have this growing ...

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Durable goods orders in U.S. fell in September

WASHINGTON — Companies ordered more heavy machinery, computers and other long-lasting manufactured goods in September, a positive sign for the sluggish economy. The Commerce Department says overall demand for durable goods fell 0.8 percent. But that was largely because of ...

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U.S. industrial production grows for 3rd month in row

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories produced more goods in September for a third straight month, the latest signal that the economy is rebounding from its summer slump. They made more airplanes, trucks and home electronics last month to meet rising demand, ...

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