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Parts woes due to Japan earthquake force Ford to suspend work at 3 plants

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. says it has idled three overseas factories to conserve auto parts following last month’s earthquake in Japan. Assembly plants in Pretoria, South Africa, and Nanjing, China, will be down this week. Spokesman Todd Nissen ...

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Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of people seeking benefits dropped 10,000 to 382,000 in the ...

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Workers’ families win $9.6M jury award in asbestos suit

A jury has awarded more than $9.6 million to the families of four deceased workers who were exposed to asbestos in their work in Baltimore and died of lung cancer. The Baltimore City Circuit Court jury awarded the verdict against ...

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Flooded job market should keep wages low

WASHINGTON — Companies planning to ramp up hiring this year will have an added luxury: their choice from a flood of applicants without having to pay a premium for top talent. Unemployment remains near double digits, and there are nearly ...

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Maryland benefits panel to vote on funding problems

ANNAPOLIS — Members of a state employees benefits commission will begin voting on how to resolve large unfunded liabilities in Maryland’s pension and health benefit system for state workers. The Public Employees’ & Retirees’ Benefits Commission will meet Monday in ...

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Harris, Edwards workers paid as contractors

WASHINGTON — Republican Congressman-elect Andy Harris and Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards, unlike other Maryland congressional candidates, did not provide health insurance, cover payroll taxes or pay for unemployment insurance for their campaign workers, a practice that may skirt IRS rules. ...

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