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U.S. homebuilder confidence vaults to 5-year high

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders is swelling to a five-year high, with many now anticipating that sales of new homes will strengthen this year even as signs point to a slowing economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment ...

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Govt. to supervise credit reporting for first time

NEW YORK — For the first time, companies that issue credit scores for millions of consumers which determine their credit-worthiness will be under government oversight. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will supervise roughly 30 firms that make up 94 percent ...

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Marc Kilmer: What now for health care reform in Maryland?

The Supreme Court found no constitutional objections to most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or, as some prefer, “Obamacare”). The constitutional question may be settled, but the policy debate remains, at least on the state level. State policymakers are ...

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After the ruling: Employers prepare, tort reform debate reignites

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius means that it’s time for many lawyers and their clients affected by the law to get moving quickly to prepare for its implementation next year. While ...

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Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

WASHINGTON — Finding rare political accommodation on the cusp of a holiday recess, Congress passed legislation Friday designed to salvage 2.8 million jobs and shield students from a sharp increase in loan interest rates. The legislation, which also revamps highway ...

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