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  • Drop in December retail sales adds doubt to strength of U.S. economy

    Retail sales took an unexpected slip in December, a signal that shoppers kept a tight watch on their holiday spending despite a boost from falling gasoline prices and a better job market. In December, retail sales dropped 0.9% to $442.9 billion, the...
  • December retail sales drop an unexpected 0.9% as consumers use caution

    December retail sales drop an unexpected 0.9% as consumers use caution
    Retail sales took an unexpected dip in December, a signal that shoppers kept a tight watch on their holiday spending despite a boost from falling gas prices and a better job market. In December, retail sales dropped 0.9% to $442.9 billion, the largest...
  • IRS head: Budget cuts could force 2-day agency shutdown

    IRS head: Budget cuts could force 2-day agency shutdown
    Budget cuts could force the IRS to shut down operations for two days later this year, resulting in unpaid furloughs for employees and service cuts for taxpayers, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday. In an email to workers, Koskinen said staff...
  • Job openings jump to 14-year high; sign of strong hiring

    WASHINGTON — The rapid hiring that made 2014 a stellar year for job gains is showing no sign of slowing down. U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That suggests...
  • Malloy To Tenet: Let's Make This Hospital Merger Work

    Malloy To Tenet: Let's Make This Hospital Merger Work
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Monday to the CEO of Tenet Healthcare, asking him to join the governor's office in talks to revive a halted, $400 million merger between Tenet and five Connecticut hospitals. Tenet pulled out of the deal Dec. 11 after...
  • Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow

    Wages lag as U.S. payrolls grow
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. finished its best year of job growth since 1999 with brisk hiring and a drop in unemployment last month, but there's little indication that workers will start seeing wages go up much any time soon. Employers, led by...
  • Detroit emerges from nation's largest municipal bankruptcy

    The nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy ended Wednesday when the lawyer overseeing Detroit’s fiscal recovery declared the crisis over and gave elected officials control of their own budget for the first time in 20 months, a deal made...
  • Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles

    Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles
    Next month brings Maryland a new chief executive and a new top lawyer who differ sharply on important issues — particularly how to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. They've also clashed personally in the past. As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-...
  • PepsiCo cutting jobs in Chicago

    PepsiCo has started cutting jobs in Chicago, the latest step in a long-running effort to trim costs as demand softens for some of its soft drinks and snacks. The eliminated positions come from a variety of levels and appear to account for a sizable...
  • The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing

    The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing
    At a recent dinner party I brought up the subject of dictionaries, drawing a sharp and immediate response: "Dictionary?" said a friend, "Who needs a dictionary? If I need a word I just look it up on my phone." What he meant was "who needs a printed...
  • Economy sluggish, jurisdictions look to cut budgets

    Economy sluggish, jurisdictions look to cut budgets
    Government workers in Harford County are being encouraged to take early retirement. In Howard County, departments have been told to cut costs by 5 percent. Baltimore City officials are preparing to close a $15 million shortfall. Midway through the...