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U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in September

WASHINGTON — The United States added 103,000 jobs in September, an improvement over this summer and just enough to calm fears of a new recession that have hung over Wall Street and the nation for weeks. The Labor Department also ...

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In ominous sign, service sector workforces get smaller

WASHINGTON — Two days before the government’s much-anticipated jobs report, a snapshot of employment trends in the service sector flashed an ominous sign. Hotels, restaurants, banks and other service companies, which employ 90 percent of Americans, reduced the size of ...

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Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

WASHINGTON — Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy that has struggled to grow and might be at risk of another recession. The government also reported that the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. It ...

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Week in review – 8/26/11: Quake shakes Maryland without much harm

Quake shakes Md. without much harm A 5.8 magnitude earthquake sent office workers streaming onto the streets of Baltimore and other Maryland cities Tuesday afternoon. Many businesses closed early, snarling traffic. Inspectors checked buildings without finding much damage. Aftershocks also centered ...

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Despite private sector gains, state unemployment rate up slightly

Government employment losses slowed job growth in Maryland last month and economists expect that trend to continue as Congress sets a new course for federal spending. “Maryland is one of many states where government jobs are shrinking and I expect ...

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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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Commentary: Maryland economy relies on U.S. government

The Wall Street Journal printed a devastating editorial highlighting a stark contrast between who is pulling the wagon and who is riding in it. In “We’ve Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers,” published April 1, Stephen Moore writes that ...

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