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More people applied for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn’t improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The report ...

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Verizon strike boosts unemployment aid requests

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But it was pushed up by thousands of Verizon workers who were on strike. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 417,000, the ...

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Omni Corp. laying off 97 at Emmitsburg center

FREDERICK — Omni Corp. is laying off nearly 100 workers who maintain the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg. The workers will lose their jobs because the company’s contract with the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

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