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Virginia asks small business: How can we help?

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia and America’s future economic success lies in the ability of small businesses to grow and create jobs, Gov. Bob McDonnell told a group of small business owners and policymakers Thursday. McDonnell’s office hosted the summit to ...

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O’Malley won’t introduce jobs bill in special session

Gov. Martin O’Malley will not introduce job-creation legislation next week when the General Assembly meets for a special session on congressional redistricting, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. The administration is still crafting a plan to spur hiring, but any legislative action ...

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U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in September

WASHINGTON — The United States added 103,000 jobs in September, an improvement over this summer and just enough to calm fears of a new recession that have hung over Wall Street and the nation for weeks. The Labor Department also ...

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More people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, a sign that the job market remains weak. Weekly applications increased by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 401,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The modest ...

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Editorial: Jobs crunch demands action

August’s jobs numbers have landed on Maryland with a resounding thud — another 2,500 jobs lost and an increase to 7.3 percent in the statewide unemployment rate. Employment gains in some sectors (14,700 jobs have been added since January) have ...

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Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, an encouraging sign that layoffs are easing. Weekly applications dropped 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 391,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest level since April ...

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