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Cummings hosts forum for small businesses, bankers

Nearly two dozen small-business owners and as many local bankers turned out Monday for a forum at Morgan State University on building better connections between the two groups during these austere economic times. The event lasted about three hours and ...

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Obama seeks power to merge economic departments

WASHINGTON — Seeking more power to shrink the government, President Barack Obama on Friday suggested smashing six economic agencies into one, an election-year idea intended to halt bureaucratic nightmares and force Republicans to back him on one of their own ...

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New year starts with hopeful outlook on hiring

WASHINGTON — The job market is looking a little brighter at the start of the new year. Weekly unemployment benefit applications have fallen to levels last seen more than three years ago. Holiday sales were solid. Service companies grew a ...

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Virginia asks small business: How can we help?

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia and America’s future economic success lies in the ability of small businesses to grow and create jobs, Gov. Bob McDonnell told a group of small business owners and policymakers Thursday. McDonnell’s office hosted the summit to ...

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Md. small business gets boost from feds

Maryland’s small business financing programs will get a $23 million boost over the next seven years, state and federal officials announced Wednesday. The money was earmarked in a $1.5 billion federal jobs bill passed in 2010. And the first of ...

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Bernanke calls for more lending to troubled areas

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is calling for more lending to people and small businesses in lower-income neighborhoods, saying they’ve been hurt disproportionately by the worst recession since the 1930s. Bernanke says at Fed conference on community development ...

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