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Consumer prices steady, but drought could mean hikes

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July from June, as a small drop in energy costs offset slightly higher food prices. The consumer price index hasn’t increased since March, evidence that the weak economy is keeping inflation in ...

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U.S. unemployment aid applications rise to 365,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week, though the data was likely skewed higher by seasonal factors. Weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The ...

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Private survey: U.S. economy added 163K jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses kept hiring at a modest pace in July, suggesting the job market could be improving after three sluggish months. Payroll provider ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 163,000 jobs last month. ...

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East Baltimore group demands hires come from community (access required)

Saying it has organized 900 residents, Baltimore Churches & Community United vowed Thursday to protest at East Baltimore Development Inc. if half of the workforce for upcoming construction projects does not live in the community. During an angry two-hour meeting ...

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Unemployment fund could need another loan (access required)

Maryland’s labor department is prepared to take out another loan in early 2011 to pay jobless benefits following a year in which and lawmakers scrambled to secure federal funds to shore up a benefits system stressed by continued high unemployment. ...

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