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Annapolis’ Main Street in a slow transition

ANNAPOLIS — The many downtown windows plastered with public-notice signs from the city depict a Main Street in transition. American Craftworks Collection, a gallery of fine crafts, and Paradigm, a trendy clothing boutique, are set to close when their leases ...

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Business owners help O’Malley on priorities

GAITHERSBURG — Maryland is fighting for its future amid a changing economy, and Gov. Martin O’Malley told business leaders Monday that the state must make choices that spur innovation and create jobs despite tough budgetary constraints. The governor told the ...

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Gary S. Williams: Keep planning while waiting to sell your home

While most experts see little good news in 2011’s housing market, economic downturn is no reason to neglect maintenance on a home or lose sight of plans to relocate. The critical issue is planning intelligently for what spending you do ...

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Season looks bright for shoppers and stores

NEW YORK— You won’t find uncommonly deep discounts, but you won’t have to worry about finding something to buy, either. For the first time in three years, the Christmas season is looking brighter for stores and shoppers alike. With plenty ...

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Revenue estimates for next two years go up

ANNAPOLIS — The state’s fiscal health is slowly improving, according to revenue estimates released Wednesday, but Gov. Martin O’Malley still predicts a year that “will feel a lot more painful than the last two.” The state Board of Revenue Estimates ...

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Most signs point to moderate, but steady, growth of economy

WASHINGTON — The economy appears to be settling into a period of moderate but enduring growth. Factories are producing more goods, retail prices are low, and the malls are full ahead of the holidays. Still, the housing market remains a ...

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Economists: Tax deal will provide jump start

WASHINGTON — The tax deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans essentially gives Americans a pay raise — pumping money into the economy almost immediately and probably creating hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next two years, ...

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Report: Maryland job creation strategy inadequate

To spur job creation and economic development, Maryland must streamline regulatory policies, lower taxes and develop stronger partnerships between government and businesses, said a new report released by the Greater Baltimore Committee Monday. The current strategy for job creation and ...

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Wisp hopes fewer inches of snow means easier access, strong season

Maryland’s ski resort predicts more visitors this year, even if the weather doesn’t call for topping last winter’s blizzards. Wisp Resort in Garrett County hopes for a strong start of a season of growth by kicking off its 55th year ...

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