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Maryland committee presses for debt ceiling deal

Maryland lawmakers urged their federal counterparts Thursday to raise the country’s debt limit without hashing out a deal to reduce the long-term debt and deficit. Del. Tom Hucker and Sen. Jennie M. Forehand, both Montgomery County Democrats and co-chairs of ...

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Retail sales up 1 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Shoppers snapped up new cars, clothing and electronics in February, pushing retail sales up for the eighth straight month. Retail sales rose 1 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Part of the gain reflected higher prices ...

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Social Security warns of furlough from budget cuts

WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration is warning of possible worker furloughs as House Republicans debate spending cuts that would affect the agency. The agency sent a notice to the union representing Social Security workers saying it wanted to negotiate ...

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Gary S. Williams: Start planning for retirement well in advance

One of the biggest lessons of the recent economy is that many people who thought they were financially ready for retirement … weren’t. The amount of money, investments and government support you’ll need to retire comfortably is as individual as ...

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