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Top 5: ‘It’s bad news for Maryland’

Following Tuesday’s primary, Baltimore is on its way to sending Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to a second term as mayor, and the announcement of Bank of America’s 30,000 layoffs will surely be felt in Maryland. Those stories and more in this week’s ...

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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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Economy’s spring slump could last through summer

WASHINGTON — The economy’s spring slump appears to be extending into the summer, according to a slew of mixed data released Thursday. Layoffs are rising. Manufacturing activity in the Northeast expanded only slightly in July after contracting in June. Economic ...

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More people sought unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON — More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week ...

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Northrop Grumman to cut 200, mostly in Baltimore

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman says it plans to lay off about 200 employees, mostly in the Baltimore region. Company spokesman Jack Martin Jr. said Friday that most layoffs will be at four Baltimore-area locations: the Electronic Systems division’s Linthicum headquarters ...

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