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Consumer spending climbs slightly in October

WASHINGTON — Consumers barely increased their spending in October but their incomes rose by the most in seven months. The rise in take-home pay could boost spending during the upcoming holiday shopping season. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that spending ...

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Garagiola to launch U.S. House run

State Sen. Rob Garagiola is making it official. The Montgomery County Democrat will begin his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday at the BlackRock Center for Arts in Germantown. The announcement Friday said Garagiola, who is now ...

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Economy shows signs of health after summer slump

WASHINGTON — A gauge of future economic activity edged up at a slower pace in September, signaling only modest economic growth in coming months. The Conference Board reported Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.2 percent in ...

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Social Security to hand out first raises since ’09

WASHINGTON — Social Security recipients will get a raise in January — their first increase in benefits since 2009. It’s expected to be about 3.5 percent. Some 55 million beneficiaries will find out for sure Wednesday when a government inflation ...

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Social Security HQ in Baltimore lifts lockdown; shooting nearby

WOODLAWN — A Social Security Administration employee who was on his lunch break was shot Monday during a robbery near the agency’s headquarters in suburban Baltimore, prompting a temporary lockdown of the complex as police searched for the gunman. Police ...

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