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O’Malley re-elected head of Democratic governors

WASHINGTON — The country’s 20 Democratic governors have re-elected Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as head of their national political organization. The Washington Post reported the step was taken by the Democratic Governors Association on Tuesday at their winter meeting in Los ...

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EBDI leaders hit on job creation at hearing (access required)

Former residents and job seekers from East Baltimore hammered at officials of East Baltimore Development Inc. on Wednesday about missed employment opportunities and delayed housing during a packed hearing in the City Council chamber on the controversial $1.8 billion redevelopment ...

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Job creation legislation may be part of special session (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday he may push for job creation legislation during the special General Assembly session in October. Speaking after the Board of Public Works meeting, O’Malley said his administration is “considering” adding jobs measures to ...

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Service firms grew at slightly faster pace

WASHINGTON — Service firms that employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force expanded at a slightly faster pace in August. But the sector remains too weak to help an economy that is barely growing and struggling to create jobs. ...

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Obama to address Congress next week on jobs

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will lay out his jobs plan in a prime television time address next week to a rare joint session of Congress, the White House said Wednesday. Obama sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner ...

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Unemployment benefit applications stuck above 400K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was mostly unchanged last week, evidence that the weak economy is struggling to generate jobs. Unemployment benefit applications ticked down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...

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$100K grant fosters trail-related jobs in western Maryland

CUMBERLAND — A $100,000 federal grant is helping to create jobs along the western Maryland section of a Pittsburgh-to-Washington bicycling route. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski announced the award Monday from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the Maryland Trail ...

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Editorial: Job creation is job one

Earlier this month, state and local economic development officials got an earful on Maryland’s lagging performance in job creation from economist Anirban Basu at their annual convention. The chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc. called the state’s job ...

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US mayors to meet in Baltimore next month

Mayors from around the country will gather in Baltimore next month for the annual meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors. The economy, job creation, transportation, high-speed rail, homeland security, immigration and energy efficiency top this year’s agenda at ...

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Race for Baltimore mayor gets crowded as Frank Conaway joins in (access required)

With City Hall as a backdrop, Frank M. Conaway Sr. declared at noon on Monday his candidacy for mayor in what is looking like a crowded Democratic primary race on Sept. 13. Conaway, 78, a resident of Ashburton and the city’s ...

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