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Factory output in July rose by most since March

WASHINGTON — U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. But builders broke ground on fewer single-family houses, leaving home construction at depressed levels. The mixed data suggest the economy remains fragile ...

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U.S. stocks rise after corporate deals, Japan report

NEW YORK — Stocks rose for a third straight day Monday after Google and two other companies announced acquisitions and Japan said its economy was stronger than expected following the March earthquake. The return of “Merger Monday” on Wall Street ...

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U.S. companies order more factory goods in May

WASHINGTON — Businesses requested more airplanes, autos, and oil drilling equipment in May The jump in factory orders after a sluggish spring suggests supply disruptions stemming from the Japan crisis are fading. Factory orders rose 0.8 percent in May, the ...

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Gov. O’Malley says trade mission opened doors

The governor’s trade mission may be over, but it didn’t end without promising Asia with another taste of Maryland. Lin Hwang, who runs J&R Seafood in Cambridge with his father, is sending samples of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs to Chinese ...

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Republicans question costs of O’Malley’s trip to Asia

The Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are suggesting that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s trip to Asia cost Maryland taxpayers far more than the $100,000 advertised price tag. In a letter they sent the governor’s office last week, they are ...

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Toyota expects annual profit to fall 31 percent

TOKYO — Toyota forecasts its annual profit to dive 31 percent, hammered by production disruptions from parts shortages, but its outlook Friday projects a robust recovery from the earthquake and tsunami in coming months. Toyota Motor Corp. had not given ...

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