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Willson: Make way for benefit corporations

Maryland has taken a national lead in helping small businesses use the power of the marketplace to address social concerns, such as sustainability. Last month, the state became the first in the nation to create a new class of businesses ...

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Pentagon may go easy in Virginia job cutbacks

RICHMOND, Va. — The closing of the Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads may not be as bad as expected, Virginia officials said Tuesday after their long sought-after meeting with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other military officials. Gov. Bob ...

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Election results’ big impact on law, lawyers

WASHINGTON — In the recent midterm elections, voters gave Republicans control of the House and slimmed the Democrats’ majority margin in the Senate. Those results could have a big impact on legislation affecting attorneys in a host of areas. Employment ...

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Buffett thanks Uncle Sam for helping economy

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett wants people to know he thinks the U.S. government performed well during the economic meltdown of 2008. So the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. wrote a thank-you note to “Uncle Sam” that ...

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$9.6 million levee project to protect D.C. set to begin

WASHINGTON — Construction on a new barrier to protect downtown Washington, D.C., and the National Mall from Potomac River flooding during a massive storm will soon be underway. Officials said Monday that the $9.6 million levee project, which has been ...

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Soft-peddling the stimulus

Officially, it was a feel-good event focused on the future, jobs and the new global marketplace. Maryland was getting a big federal contract, flowing from Washington’s $4 billion, now semi-toxic American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The source in this year ...

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