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Americans’ confidence falls off in August

NEW YORK — Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time — a fact that could have wide-reaching implications everywhere from Wal-Mart to the White House. Despite improving U.S. job and housing markets, consumer ...

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State takes to YouTube to fight poor business perception

Apparently tired of frequent attacks from Maryland Republicans, who routinely condemn the state's Democratic leadership for developing a business-unfriendly attitude in the state, the state's executive branch has authored blog posts and editorials telling their side.

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Applications for unemployment aid up slightly

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose a slight 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 372,000, evidence that the job market’s recovery remains modest and uneven. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, a ...

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Md. adds 800 jobs in July, but unemployment rate ticks up to 7%

Maryland’s unemployment rate has ticked up half a percentage point since a January low, despite the state adding jobs for the first time in six months and the downward revision of a grim June jobs report.

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Unemployment aid applications up by only 2,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level consistent with modest gains in hiring. Unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department ...

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Applications for unemployment aid fall by 6,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, a level consistent with modest gains in hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average rose ...

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Employers post the most jobs in 4 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from ...

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Economy adds 163K jobs, unemployment rate rises to 8.3 pct.

WASHINGTON — The addition of 163,000 jobs in July follows three months of sluggish hiring and shows that the U.S. economy is likely resilient enough to keep growing at a modest pace. Employers have added an average of 151,000 jobs ...

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