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Economy grew at 2.5 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined. The Commerce Department said second-quarter ...

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Consumer confidence rises in August

WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that its ...

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Economist bullish on Maryland industries

Construction jobs are expected to drive growth in Maryland employment over the next few years, a Towson University economist said, helping an industry that he said was “devastated” by the national economic recession.

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