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The unemployment rate in Washington County ticked up from 8 percent in October to 8.1 percent in November as the number of people working and seeking work fell, while the number of unemployed increased, according to preliminary figures released Friday...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWashington County’s economy took baby steps forward in 2012, but the path has been bumpy and tremendous cracks are looming, business leaders said last month. “We’re seeing little incremental improvements,” said Peggy Bushey,...
email@example.comIn the three years of economic boom leading up to the recession, the nation’s unemployment rate fell from a high of 5.8 percent in 2004 to a low of 4.4 percent in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lower the rate gets,...
Michigan’s recent move to ban unions from collecting mandatory dues from workers might raise the profile of that and similar issues at the West Virginia Legislature’s next session. Champions of the policy known as right to work include at...
firstname.lastname@example.orgNew businesses off Exit 17 of Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa., helped the county’s unemployment rate drop to 6.4 percent in November. The county’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point from...
Associated PressPast its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that...
email@example.comGun control could be at the forefront of the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., last month, and Hagerstown resident Virginia Fennel said it should be. “They need some kind of laws or legislation to...
Last year, when Congress and President Obama couldn’t reach a budget deal, they agreed to a doomsday plan with an automatic timer set to go off at the end of 2012. What we have come to call the “fiscal cliff” combines indiscriminant...
Happy New Year from the Chamber of Commerce! As we settle into our routines for 2013, the new year will look pretty much like the old one. Economic recovery continues in Washington County, but it remains incremental and painfully slow. The New Year brings...
firstname.lastname@example.orgActing U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, in a visit to the new Macy’s distribution center in Martinsburg, said taxes on the average American family would increase by $2,200 next year if the “fiscal cliff” is not addressed. “...
Tags: Holidays, Politics, Barack Obama, Fiscal Cliff, U.S. Congress
AP Economics WriterU.S. wholesale prices fell for the third month in a row last month, pushed down by falling food and gas costs. The drop is the latest evidence inflation is tame. The producer price index dropped 0.2 percent in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday....
Tags: Inflation and Deflation, Prices, Consumers, Federal Reserve, AAA
Cheap stunt will not divide and conquer To the editor: This letter is in response to “Obama voters have made their bed.” (Nov. 17, 2012) It is an interesting sociological phenomenon how groups of people can view the same incident and...
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