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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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Verizon offering buyouts to 1,700 wireline workers

NEW YORK — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. is offering buyouts to 1,700 workers, mainly call-center employees and technicians, as it continues to shrink its wireline business. The offer applies to less than 1 percent of Verizon’s overall workforce of ...

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RG Steel eyeing asset sales, spokeswoman confirms

A spokeswoman for RG Steel says the company is considering selling steel mills in three states, including the Sparrows Point plant outside Baltimore. RG Steel spokeswoman Bette Kovach on Monday confirmed reports that potential buyers have expressed interest in acquiring ...

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Bill would benefit same-sex partners of U.S. workers

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee has approved legislation to give benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent the legislation to the full Senate on Wednesday. The Senate has failed to pass previous ...

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Senate rejects bid to nullify union election rules

WASHINGTON — The Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to overturn new regulations designed to give unions quicker workplace representation elections. The 54-45 vote against a disapproval resolution leaves intact new National Labor Relations Board rules scheduled to take effect ...

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Baltimore taxpayers invited to speak out on proposed city budget

The city’s Board of Estimates will hold its annual Taxpayers’ Night on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Building near City Hall. The event is a public forum on the proposed 2013 budget of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, ...

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