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Maryland home builders expect another sluggish year in ’12

Maryland home builders expect a sluggish 2012 as joblessness and low consumer confidence have delayed a housing market recovery until at least 2013, according to experts at a forecast event held by the Home Builders Association of Maryland. “We’ve had ...

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Fewest requests for unemployment aid since 2008

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, boosting hopes that companies will step up hiring this year as the economy strengthens. Applications sank by a seasonally ...

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