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Federal spending fuels Southern Maryland

LA PLATA — In a business park of red brick buildings and ornate marble fountains, programmers at Zekiah Technologies are engineering the next generation of software that will help the U.S. government and military respond to natural disasters and terrorist ...

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The Daily Record News Quiz: August 15 – 19

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this fun, interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

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Manufacturing, housing, defense lifting some areas of Maryland, sinking others

Just look at the stock market over the last few weeks, jobless figures, unemployment insurance claims or really any metric you can think of and you won’t need much, if any, convincing the post-recession recovery has been anything but smooth ...

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Despite private sector gains, state unemployment rate up slightly

Government employment losses slowed job growth in Maryland last month and economists expect that trend to continue as Congress sets a new course for federal spending. “Maryland is one of many states where government jobs are shrinking and I expect ...

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Dow drops 419 points in another down day

NEW YORK — Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks Thursday and triggered a global sell-off in stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 419 ...

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Here we go again: Stocks plunge on economic fear

NEW YORK — Stocks have plunged after more signs of economic weakness triggered a global sell-off. The Dow Jones industrial average is down 419 points, or 3.7 percent, to 10,991. The S&P 500 is down 53, or 4.5 percent, to ...

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More people sought unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose back above 400,000 last week. Still, the four-week average, a more reliable gauge of the job market, fell to the lowest level since mid-April. The report suggests that the ...

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Daily news important as markets face volatile week

DETROIT — A little good news could bring some stability back to Wall Street this week as investors look for bargains amid chaos. Then again, bad news could lead to continued volatility. It all depends on the news of the ...

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