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More people applied for unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON — More people sought unemployment benefits last week, the second rise in three weeks, a sign the job market’s recovery is slow and uneven. Applications for unemployment benefits jumped 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 429,000 for the week ending ...

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Unemployment aid requests fall to near 3-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people requesting unemployment benefits last week plunged to a nearly three-year low, bolstering the likelihood that companies will increase the pace of hiring this year. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 20,000 to a seasonally ...

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Editorial: Balancing act

Gov. Martin O’Malley said repeatedly on the campaign trail in the fall that his top priority was jobs — creating them, retaining them, saving them and enabling businesses in Maryland to feel confident enough to add them to their payrolls. ...

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Governor O’Malley proposing offshore wind requirement

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s governor plans to introduce legislation that would require utilities to enter into long-term contracts for offshore wind power. O’Malley spokesman Shaun Adamec says an offshore wind power bill is expected to be part of the legislative agenda ...

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Donald C. Fry: Climate change needed for competitive edge

The announcement last April that Northrop Grumman was selecting Virginia over Maryland and Washington, D.C., as the new location for the defense industry giant’s headquarters struck a nerve among Maryland’s media, elected officials and the business and economic development communities. ...

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Obama forges new alliances with business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and 20 business leaders worked through lunch Wednesday on ways to boost anemic U.S. job creation and improve their own testy relations amid rising anxiety over the slow economic recovery. The president said he wants ...

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Report: Maryland job creation strategy inadequate

To spur job creation and economic development, Maryland must streamline regulatory policies, lower taxes and develop stronger partnerships between government and businesses, said a new report released by the Greater Baltimore Committee Monday. The current strategy for job creation and ...

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