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Hiring freeze announced in Anne Arundel County

ANNAPOLIS  — Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold on Thursday announced his fifth countywide hiring freeze in four years. Leopold said each hiring freeze saves between $2 million and $2.5 million, depending on the number of job vacancies and how ...

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The Daily Record’s top 20 stories of 2010

No. 1: The blizzards With bread, milk and toilet paper nearly cleared from local store shelves, flakes began to fall on the metro region the evening of Feb. 5. What followed was labeled historic and expensive with a Biblical twist ...

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Holiday spending up, but confidence is down

Holiday spending surged this year, but Americans still have their doubts about the economy. With unemployment high and home prices falling in the nation’s largest cities, consumer confidence took an unexpected turn for the worse in December. The decline followed ...

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Reports show economy is improving — slowly

WASHINGTON — Economic reports Thursday suggest employers are laying off fewer workers, businesses are ordering more computers and appliances, and consumers are spending more confidently. Combined, the latest data confirm that the economy is improving, even though too few jobs ...

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Americans boost spending heading into holidays

WASHINGTON — Americans spent at a moderate pace last month, giving the economy a boost ahead of the holidays. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that consumers increased their spending 0.4 percent in November. The gain came after shoppers ratcheted up ...

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Maryland unemployment rate in Nov. stays at 7.4%

Maryland added 2,100 jobs in November, the sixth straight month of gains but not enough to bring the state’s unemployment rate down from 7.4 percent. Maryland has now generated approximately 39,000 net jobs since January, state officials said. That’s the ...

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