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Soft-peddling the stimulus

Officially, it was a feel-good event focused on the future, jobs and the new global marketplace. Maryland was getting a big federal contract, flowing from Washington’s $4 billion, now semi-toxic American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The source in this year ...

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FedEx 1Q profit doubles; will cut 1,700 jobs

NEW YORK — FedEx Corp. indicated Thursday that the global economic recovery remains uneven. It said strength in international shipments are driving profits, but said it will cut 1,700 jobs in an attempt to fix its money-losing U.S. trucking business. ...

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When hiring comes, it will be at top, bottom

Whenever companies start hiring freely again, job-seekers with specialized skills and education will have plenty of good opportunities. Others will face a choice: Take a job with low pay — or none at all. Job creation will likely remain weak ...

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Job openings rise for first time since April

WASHINGTON — Job openings are rising modestly, a sign that employers may step up hiring soon. But rising openings in the past year haven’t reduced unemployment, heightening concerns that the unemployed might lack the skills to fill the jobs that ...

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A two-week vacation: Yay or nay?

Do you take a one week summer vacation or a more extended one? I’m considering doing two weeks next year and I have been thinking about how that interacts with work commitments. For the past few years, we’ve rented a house for one week ...

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Recession talk quieted by improving economic data

WASHINGTON — The feeble economy exhibited a smidgen of strength Thursday, with mildly positive reports on jobs, store sales and housing. Figures released on unemployment claims, store sales and home-buying contracts all trend in the right direction, tempering fears that ...

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