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High-mileage car sales up as gas prices increase

DETROIT — Americans are going for smaller cars as gas prices march higher. New models that get 35 mpg or better, including the Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus, led most major automakers to stronger April sales. Even buyers ...

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DuPont says 1Q earnings are up, boosts outlook

DOVER, Delaware — The Dupont Co. raised its 2011 earnings guidance Thursday after double-digit sales boosted first-quarter earnings, and executives urged shareholders of a Danish takeover target to strongly consider its offer. The chemical company is attempting to buy Danish ...

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Fed sees improving economy, but high gas prices a concern

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy improved in every region of the country this spring, but higher oil prices remain a concern, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. Factories were busier, consumers spent more and companies boosted ...

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Legislative leaders cool to minimum wage raise

ANNAPOLIS – Bills that would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2013 enjoy the support of many liberal lawmakers, but appear destined to fail this year for lack of support among key legislative leaders. “Now is just ...

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EPA asks Pa. regulators to boost monitoring of well waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has asked Pennsylvania regulators to increase monitoring of wastewater discharges into rivers from the state’s booming natural gas industry. In addition to producing gas, the thousands of wells now being drilled into the Marcellus Shale rock ...

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