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Unemployment aid applications fall to 3-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level since May 2008, a hopeful sign that layoffs are declining and hiring is picking up. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications fell by ...

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 9-month low

WASHINGTON — A steady decline in the number of Americans applying for weekly unemployment benefits is the latest signal that the U.S. economy has strengthened and businesses may be poised to step up hiring. Applications fell last week fell to ...

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Machinists reach tentative deal with Boeing

WASHINGTON — A contentious labor dispute between the government and Boeing Co. that spawned a national political fight likely will be settled after the company and the Machinists union announced Wednesday they’d reached a tentative deal on a new four-year ...

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American Airlines bankruptcy to have small impact

For most of the 240,000 passengers who fly American Airlines each day, the airline’s bankruptcy filing should have little noticeable impact. American continues to operate flights, honor tickets and take reservations. It says its frequent-flier program will be unaffected. Some ...

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Employers post most job openings in 3 years

WASHINGTON — Employers advertised more jobs in September than at any other point in the past three years. The increase suggests hiring could pick up in the next few months. Competition for jobs is fierce. And many employers aren’t rushing ...

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Claims for unemployment aid dip but remain high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped slightly last week, though not by enough to suggest that hiring is picking up. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits declined 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 402,000, the Labor Department said ...

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Consumers paid more for food, gas in September

WASHINGTON — Consumers paid more for food and gas last month, although inflation outside those volatile categories was tame. The Labor Department says the Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 percent in September, below a 0.4 percent rise in August. Excluding ...

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Opinions – 10/17/11: Maryland Court of Appeals

Administrative Law Contested case hearings BOTTOM LINE: Prior to the termination of housing assistance benefits administered pursuant to the Section 8 housing program, the Department of Housing and Community Development must, upon request, provide a “contested case” hearing. CASE: Walker ...

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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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