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Consumers still lack confidence

NEW YORK — Americans’ confidence in the economy stayed stuck in gloomy territory in October, with Wall Street’s gains in recent months not boosting spirits much. Coaxing shoppers out of their shells will be the major challenge for retailers heading ...

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Newsmakers: Comptroller candidate William H. Campbell

Republican candidate for Maryland comptroller William H. Campbell discusses what he thinks is wrong with the current administration's handling of the budget, what he would do if elected, and how he thinks he can beat incumbent Comptroller Peter Franchot in November.

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Shoppers may have the upper hand this Christmas

NEW YORK — The Christmas shopping season doesn’t kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they’re prepared to discount aggressively if needed to entice shoppers still skittish about spending. Stores expect gift buyers to scrutinize every ...

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Budget analysts see 2010 deficit at $1.3 trillion

WASHINGTON — Congress’ budget analysts are estimating that this year’s federal deficit will exceed $1.3 trillion, slightly below last year’s total but still a huge ocean of red ink. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the enormous shortfall is a ...

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