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More people applied for unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to reverse a downward trend that suggests employers will accelerate hiring in the coming months. Applications remain slightly above the lowest level in two years and the ...

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A new year and a new me

I’m back after more than a month hiatus from blogging. Between closing cases before the end of the year, buying presents and holiday parties, something had to give and it ended up being the blog. But now that 2010 is ...

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Editorial: Maryland needs business climate change

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Dec. 6 report titled “Gaining the Competitive Edge” sends a clear message that Maryland needs to do more in establishing a business climate that will help us compete successfully for businesses wanting to start or expand ...

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Business owners help O’Malley on priorities

GAITHERSBURG — Maryland is fighting for its future amid a changing economy, and Gov. Martin O’Malley told business leaders Monday that the state must make choices that spur innovation and create jobs despite tough budgetary constraints. The governor told the ...

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Maryland unemployment rate in Nov. stays at 7.4%

Maryland added 2,100 jobs in November, the sixth straight month of gains but not enough to bring the state’s unemployment rate down from 7.4 percent. Maryland has now generated approximately 39,000 net jobs since January, state officials said. That’s the ...

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TJX to close A.J. Wright brand, cut 4,400 jobs

NEW YORK  — TJX Cos. plans to close its A.J. Wright discount stores by mid-February, cutting 4,400 jobs, as its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls chains have become better at attracting the lower-income customers that A.J. Wright targeted. Ninety-one stores will ...

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