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Tag Archives: Recession

Economist bullish on Maryland industries

Construction jobs are expected to drive growth in Maryland employment over the next few years, a Towson University economist said, helping an industry that he said was “devastated” by the national economic recession.

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 334K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, which smooths out fluctuations, ...

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Fed suggests it’s closer to slowing bond purchases

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying the Federal Reserve will likely slow its bond-buying program later this year and end it next year if the economy continues to improve. The Fed’s bond purchases have ...

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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to slow its extraordinary stimulus programs. Reducing the Fed’s efforts to keep borrowing rates low ...

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Bernanke says Fed increasing financial monitoring

The Federal Reserve has broadened its oversight beyond banks and now monitors a wide-range of financial institutions that could hasten another financial crisis, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday. Bernanke said the Fed is still monitoring banks and other systematically important ...

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