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Unemployment fell in April in most metro areas

WASHINGTON — The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation’s largest cities in April. The unemployment rate dropped in 339 metro ...

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Audit finds discrepancies in MTA ridership numbers

The Maryland Transit Administration reported to federal officials carrying 18 million more bus riders than it did when submitting ridership data to the state in fiscal 2009. That discrepancy is revealed in a new state audit by the Department of ...

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Metro beefing up security after bin Laden’s death

WASHINGTON — Metro is stepping up security in the transit system as a precaution following Osama bin Laden’s death. Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says Metro Transit Police are working with area law enforcement partners to increase security in the system. ...

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Metro GM says budget deficit shrinks by $6 million

WASHINGTON — Metro General Manager Richard Sarles says the transit agency’s budget deficit is expected to be $6 million less than originally projected. The amount was originally projected to be $72 million, but it is now forecast at $66 million. ...

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Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US cities

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates are falling in most metro areas across the country, suggesting that hiring is widespread and not limited to a few healthy regions. The Labor Department says more than three-quarters of the nation’s 372 largest metro areas ...

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