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Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz spells out priorities

Baltimore County must adjust to the “reality of today’s job market” with redevelopment efforts targeted at key sites around the sprawling, horseshoe-shaped jurisdiction, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said. Kamenetz, who spent 16 years on the county council, has already slashed ...

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Maryland wineries hope to bottle growth trends

Maryland wineries are growing in number around the state, as the fledgling industry attracts more entrepreneurs. In 2010, six more wineries opened, an 8 percent increase to bring the total to 49, according to the Maryland Wineries Association. Sales at ...

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Obama sets mission for new team: Accelerate growth

WASHINGTON — His presidency tied to the fate of the economy, Barack Obama is revamping his economic policy team and signaling cooperation to ascendant Republicans and the business community at a pivotal moment in the nation’s recovery and Washington politics. ...

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103K new jobs in Dec. point to slow, steady growth

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months. But the job growth fell short of expectations based on a strengthening economy. And ...

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Service firms grow at fastest pace since 2006

WASHINGTON — Strong consumer demand pushed a key measure of the economy’s service sector last month to its highest level in more than four years. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing executives, said Wednesday that its ...

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Factories grow for 17th straight month in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers produced more goods and booked more orders last month, a trade group says, leading to the fastest growth in factory activity since May. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of manufacturing activity rose to ...

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Stocks edge up as market approaches new year

NEW YORK — Stocks were higher at midday Wednesday in thin trading as the market approached the end of the year. In the absence of any fresh economic data, traders’ moods appear to be buoyed by the spate of mostly ...

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Holiday spending up, but confidence is down

Holiday spending surged this year, but Americans still have their doubts about the economy. With unemployment high and home prices falling in the nation’s largest cities, consumer confidence took an unexpected turn for the worse in December. The decline followed ...

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Editorial: Maryland needs business climate change

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Dec. 6 report titled “Gaining the Competitive Edge” sends a clear message that Maryland needs to do more in establishing a business climate that will help us compete successfully for businesses wanting to start or expand ...

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Reports show economy is improving — slowly

WASHINGTON — Economic reports Thursday suggest employers are laying off fewer workers, businesses are ordering more computers and appliances, and consumers are spending more confidently. Combined, the latest data confirm that the economy is improving, even though too few jobs ...

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