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Small businesses revving for regulatory cuts (access required)

Ellen Valentino agrees with Gov. Martin O’Malley: Maryland business needs fewer regulations. In a statement addressing the governor’s State of the State address Wednesday, Valentino, the state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, said the average small business ...

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Cummings hosts forum for small businesses, bankers (access required)

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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