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Unemployment rates fall in 29 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell last month in most U.S. states, including in some hit hardest during the recession. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates declined in 29 states and rose in 8. Rates were unchanged in 13 ...

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Stirring up a fight, Obama names consumer watchdog

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a constitutional showdown in the courts. Setting a fierce tone in ...

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Maryland ranks 5th among ‘Toxic 20’

Maryland ranks as the fifth-worst state in the country for toxic air pollution caused by coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The environmental group and the Physicians for Social Responsibility on Wednesday jointly released ...

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