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House committee does away with 5.75 percent top tax rate

ANNAPOLIS — Fewer taxpayers would be affected by an income tax increase approved Monday under a House panel’s plan then one approved by the state Senate last week. The House plan also rejected the idea of applying the state’s sales tax ...

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Shoppers snap up Cyber Monday deals

NEW YORK — Shoppers seem to be just as enthusiastic about shopping on their computers and smartphones on Cyber Monday as they were about finding deals over the Black Friday weekend. Online sales on Cyber Monday, which was started in ...

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Slow start to spring projected for retailers

NEW YORK — A late Easter, lingering cold weather and rising gas prices are squeezing discretionary spending this spring, according to data being released Wednesday. Figures from MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse show sales growth slowed in some categories last month. But ...

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Frugal parents skip stores for online toy swaps

NEW YORK — Stephanie Edwards-Musa finished her Christmas shopping early this year. Her 13-year-old daughter is getting a PlayStation 2 and clothing from Hollister and Aeropostale. For her 5-year-old son, it’s a bundle of toys, mostly “Star Wars”-themed. The bill? ...

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