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Manufacturing growth hits lowest level in 2 years

WASHINGTON — Manufacturers had their weakest growth in two years in July, a sign that the economy could weaken this summer. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing executives, said Monday that its index of manufacturing activity ...

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Tech guru Pike Powers says Harford can be major center

Harford County may not be a major metropolis, but economic development expert Pike Powers is convinced that by taking advantage of the Base Realignment and Closure process and expanding the county’s connections with nearby research universities, the area can become ...

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Economists: Lower growth, higher oil prices coming

NEW YORK — Economists are dialing back their expectations for U.S. economic growth this year. A survey from the National Association for Business Economics predicts GDP will grow 2.8 percent this year — down from the group’s February prediction that ...

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Tax changes spur legal business

The new federal tax law, which contains changes to estate, gift and income tax rules, should keep estate-planning attorneys busy advising clients on retirement planning for at least the next two years. The changes packed into the tax law signed ...

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