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Consumer spending climbs slightly in October

WASHINGTON — Consumers barely increased their spending in October but their incomes rose by the most in seven months. The rise in take-home pay could boost spending during the upcoming holiday shopping season. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that spending ...

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Maryland’s gas tax could rise 15 cents (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s gas tax would rise 15 cents per gallon under a plan being considered by a state commission tasked with boosting the state’s transportation revenue. The proposal also would call for increases to vehicle registration fees, the titling ...

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Bargain shopping sparks September surge

NEW YORK — September offered the latest sign that Americans will shop, but only when they think they’re getting a deal. The International Council of Shopping Centers said Thursday that revenue rose 5.5 percent in September, with several retailers including ...

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Study: Crab population beginning to rebound

Big male crabs fetch the highest prices, but when it comes to ensuring the Chesapeake Bay will continue to produce those No. 1 males, researchers are increasingly paying attention to how many females are harvested. A new assessment released Tuesday ...

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Progressive group wants $2.6B in tax hikes

The progressive Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute is recommending $2.6 billion in tax increases to cure state budget shortfalls, including $2 billion on consumer services that are not currently taxed. The group also is recommending raising the state income ...

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