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Unemployment rate hits 8.3 pct. after hiring burst

WASHINGTON — In the most impressive surge for the job market since early last year, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. ...

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Week in review – 2/3/12: O’Malley backs taxes for jobs

O’Malley backs taxes for jobs Gov. Martin O’Malley called for tax increases Wednesday in his State of the State address, urging lawmakers to weigh those “tough choices, the costs and the trade-offs” against the jobs he hopes to support through increased ...

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O’Malley touts success, calls for action in State of the State address

Gov. Martin O'Malley delivered his annual State of the State address to the General Assembly on Wednesday and touted Maryland's successes in education and job creation. He also spoke about the need to improve transportation, same-sex marriage and a flush tax.

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Building stress resilience

I ran across a thought-provoking article a few weeks ago: “High-achieving women need more than a bubble bath.” By “high-achieving” women, the article means women who are accomplishment-focused and achievement-oriented— yes, that includes you, my fellow attorneys! Actually, I found ...

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U.S. unemployment claims fall to lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week to 352,000, the fewest since April 2008. The decline added to evidence that the job market is strengthening. Applications fell 50,000, the biggest drop in the seasonally adjusted ...

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