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Week in review – 1/27/12: Sparrows Point is back to work

Sparrows Point is back to work Employees of the RG Steel plant in Baltimore County’s Sparrows Point have returned to work earlier than expected after about 720 of them were furloughed Dec. 22. Most returned last week, with about 250 more ...

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Sparrows Point mill back on line

Employees of the RG Steel plant in Sparrows Point have returned to work earlier than expected after about 720 people were furloughed right before Christmas. “Everybody’s coming back,” said Chris MacLarion, vice president of United Steelworkers Local 9477, which represents ...

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Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell further last week, ending the year on a three-month run of declines that point to stronger hiring in 2012. Weekly applications dropped by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last ...

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Manufacturing expanded last month at faster pace

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories grew last month at the fastest pace since June, helped by a jump in new orders and production. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index rose ...

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Slightly more people seek unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week after two months of steady declines. But the increase isn’t enough to reverse the downward trend. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell ...

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Applications for unemployment aid drop to 390,000

WASHINGTON — The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level since April, a sign that employers could be stepping up hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped to a ...

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Applications for unemployment aid barely changed

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, a sign the job market isn’t getting much better. Applications ticked down by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 404,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week ...

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