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Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply for the second straight week, suggesting the job market is slowly recovering. The Labor Department says applications for benefits dropped 29,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 409,000. ...

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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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Consumer Confidence Index rises in April

NEW YORK — A monthly survey says concerns about jobs and inflation eased in April, pushing the Consumer Confidence Index above expectations. The Conference Board says the index rose to 65.4 from a revised 63.8 in March. Economists expected a ...

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Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz spells out priorities

Baltimore County must adjust to the “reality of today’s job market” with redevelopment efforts targeted at key sites around the sprawling, horseshoe-shaped jurisdiction, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said. Kamenetz, who spent 16 years on the county council, has already slashed ...

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Jobless claims rise but broader trend offers hope

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits barely rose last week, offering some hope that the job market may be improving. But claims need to fall further to bring down the 9.6 percent unemployment rate. Initial claims ...

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