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Consumer prices rise 0.5 pct., most since June ’09

WASHINGTON — Americans paid more for food and gas in February, as consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly two years. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent in February, the largest increase since June 2009, the Labor ...

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More Americans sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, only the second increase in six weeks. The Labor Department says applications rose by 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 397,000 during the week ended March 5. The rise ...

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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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Jobless claims fall for second time in 3 weeks

WASHINGTON — Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the second-lowest level this year, evidence that companies are cutting fewer jobs. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless aid fell by 17,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 421,000 in the ...

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Unemployment fund could need another loan

Maryland’s labor department is prepared to take out another loan in early 2011 to pay jobless benefits following a year in which and lawmakers scrambled to secure federal funds to shore up a benefits system stressed by continued high unemployment. ...

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1,500 BGE employees to vote on joining union

BALTIMORE — Employees at Baltimore Gas & Electric will vote next month on whether to unionize one of the country’s few nonunion utilities. About 1,500 employees are eligible to vote on whether to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. ...

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