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In strong job market, some Md. employers finding labor shortages (access required)

May produced another strong jobs report, bringing national unemployment to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, and the tight labor market already is forcing some Maryland employers to compete for workers. Competition for skilled labor, particularly in markets like construction, ...

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Md. unemployment rate holds steady in January (access required)

Maryland added 6,700 jobs in January, leaving the state’s unemployment rate unchanged at 4.2 percent. The state added 7,500 private-sector jobs, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau also revised ...

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Tense moments color nearly 6-hour Board of Public Works meeting (access required)

Gov. Martin O'Malley did not appear to enjoy himself during a nearly six hour meeting of the Board of Public Works on Wednesday.

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Fed could be moving to more bond buying

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears to be moving toward announcing some new step to try to energize the troubled U.S. economy. The question is whether it will do so after its policy meeting this week. Probably not, many economists ...

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U.S. stocks dive after dismal June jobs report

Stocks are opening sharply lower after the government said businesses added the fewest jobs in June in more than a year. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. Employers created only 18,000 jobs last month, a fraction of what economists ...

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