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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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Long-term health care costs rising for Maryland seniors

Long-term care costs are rising faster in Maryland than nationally, according to a survey by Richmond, Va.-based Genworth Financial Inc. The median cost of an assisted living facility in Maryland increased by 6.2 percent annually over the past six years ...

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