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Out-Of-Work Marylanders Hope Unemployment Benefits Get Extended

Thousands of Marylanders enter the new year with a new challenge. Federal unemployment benefits ended Saturday.

12/30/2013

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Md. Property Values Increase For The 1st Time In Years

Maryland property values are up. It’s good news homeowners have not seen in at least five years. Experts say it could signal a turnaround in the economy.

12/28/2013

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Set To End For Thousands In Md.

More than a million Americans are bracing to lose their lifeline from the government. Long-term unemployment benefits, put in place during the recession, are set to end Saturday.

12/27/2013

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Savings Galore! Retailers Slashing Prices To Boost Post-Holiday Sales

Christmas may be over, but the rush is not. The malls are packed once again, as thousands of people look for deals and others exchange or return the gifts they just didn’t like.

12/26/2013

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Target Talks Data Breach With State Attorneys; Head Of Md.’s Internet Privacy Unit On Call

The number of Maryland victims in the Target credit card breach could be in the hundreds of thousands. That staggering estimate from the attorney general’s office comes as Target reaches out to top prosecutors nationwide.

12/24/2013

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Retailers Extend Hours As Shoppers Search For Last-Minute Holiday Deals

Well, time’s pretty much up if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping. We caught up with plenty of people who waited until the last minute.

12/24/2013

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Shopping Season Less Busy Than Usual

The Christmas countdown is on. Shoppers are turning out to grab those last few items on their list, but it appears people are cutting back. Analysts are calling it one of the most competitive shopping seasons.

12/23/2013

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Last-Minute Shoppers Running Out Of Time

Time is running out on holiday shopping, with only hours left until many stores close for Christmas.

12/23/2013

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O’Malley Announces Welfare To Work Numbers

Gov. Martin O’Malley says 12,504 people left welfare and found jobs in the year ending Sept. 30

12/23/2013

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When A Single Job Isn’t Enough

Working two jobs? You’re not alone.

12/22/2013

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U.S. Group Praises Garrett County Economy Efforts

The National Association of Counties is citing Garrett County as a model of economic recovery.

12/20/2013

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Target: 40 Million Credit Card Accounts May Be Breached

A massive fraud scheme is affecting 40 million holiday shoppers. If you used your credit or debit card at Target during the past few weeks, thieves may have gained access to your personal information.

12/19/2013

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The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (Source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True

Sometimes, great deals are just too good to be true.

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Tax Havens For When You Win The Lottery

Suppose you won the lottery, what happens next? Check out these amazing tax havens where you can stow your money without worrying about the tax hit.

Why they're sexy: Entertainers and models make a living by looking good, so you can bet they're easy on the eyes. Their dedication to their dream in such a competitive industry is also attractive.

Top 10 Sexiest Jobs

You’re making small talk at a party, and then you ask the big question, “So what do you do for a living?” The answer determines if you exchange phone numbers or say goodnight. A survey on the Careerbuilder website asked which occupations are the sexiest. Here is the top 10 list. …
Source: http://www.careerbuilder.com

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Find out what colors you should be wearing this summer.

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