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Homegrown McHenry business buys new HQ building

OAKLAND — A Garrett County company hatched in a local business incubator is spreading its wings. County officials said Tuesday that GCC Technologies LLC is buying a 30,000-square-foot building near Oakland for its new headquarters. They say the 5-year-old federal ...

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Downtown residences up, but workers down

Baltimore’s downtown core experienced some highs and lows last year as businesses and new residents moved in, but the city’s office vacancy rate dipped to 17.7 percent while the number of workers declined by 10,706, a new report says. The ...

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Bill proposes negotiation rights for state workers

ANNAPOLIS — A state Senate panel will hear testimony on a bill to expand collective bargaining rights to certain state employees Sen. Catherine Pugh’s bill, which would extend salary negotiation options to workers in the Office of the Comptroller, the ...

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Slower gains in worker output could lead to hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies will have to keep hiring steadily to meet their customers’ rising demand. That’s the message that emerged Wednesday from a report that employers are finding it harder to squeeze more output from their existing staff. Worker ...

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Unemployment applications drop to a 4-year low

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally ...

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Chrysler factory workers to get $1,500 checks

DETROIT — Factory workers at Chrysler will get profit-sharing checks of about $1,500 next month as they share in the automaker’s improbable turnaround. About 26,000 union-represented workers in the U.S. should get the payments under Chrysler’s contract with the United ...

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