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Weak U.S. job market weighs on broader economy

WASHINGTON — The sluggish job market is weighing on the U.S. economy three years after the Great Recession ended and it doesn’t look to be getting much better any time soon. A measure of the number of people applying for ...

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U.S. fines Toll Brothers $741K for stormwater runoff at sites

PHILADELPHIA — National homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. will pay a $741,000 fine and implement changes in managing stormwater runoff at its home construction sites, federal officials announced Wednesday. Maryland and Virginia have joined the settlement and will receive a portion ...

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High court justices release financial disclosure forms

WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor revealed Wednesday that she is still getting gifts more than two years after her confirmation as the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice, including a $6,000 “translucent composite print” of important places and things from her ...

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Fed extends ‘Twist’ program to drive rates lower

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve acted Wednesday to lift an economy that’s being held back by a weakened job market. It’s extending a program designed to spur borrowing and spending through lower long-term U.S. interest rates. The Fed also reiterated ...

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Md. squadron commander fired for falsifying records

NORFOLK, Va. — The ex-commander of a Maryland squadron that flies Navy leaders in corporate-style jets was fired after she acknowledged she lied on records that said an evaluator was on hand during flight simulator training, an investigative report obtained ...

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