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House heading toward election-year tax showdown

WASHINGTON — An election-year tax faceoff between Democrats and Republicans in the GOP-controlled House is heading toward a predictable outcome Wednesday. Republicans are poised to pass a bill to renew a full slate of Bush-era tax cuts for every working ...

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Rawlings-Blake to attend State of the Union

WASHINGTON — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is planning to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The mayor will be Sen. Ben Cardin’s guest in the House of Representatives chamber at the Capitol on Tuesday night. Obama is ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ parent announces IPO price range

NEW YORK — The parent of Dunkin’ Donuts plans to raise as much as $461 million when it takes the company public, up from the $400 million it originally estimated. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., which runs Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, ...

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Upscale retailers are recovering more quickly

Third-quarter earnings reports from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Saks Fifth Avenue show the far different streets their customers are living on. Wal-Mart’s third-quarter sales in the U.S. got squeezed as its financially strapped customers dealt with dire economic straits. Saks’ ...

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