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Report Suggests Closing 3 Garrett County Schools

A consultant is suggesting that three elementary schools in Garrett County be closed to cut costs.


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Study: Costs Of Medical Claims In Md. Could More Than Double

Medical claims costs in Maryland could jump 67 percent for residents’ individual policies by 2017 under the federal health care overhaul, according to a study released Tuesday by the nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts. But a Maryland official said the study is flawed, because it doesn’t consider state-level policy decisions that will have a big impact on costs.


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Cars Unaffordable To Most City Dwellers?

Can you really afford that car? Not if you live in 24 of America’s 25 biggest cities.


Guaranteed Replacement Cost: The Big Difference

When purchasing a home insurance policy, it’s important to buy enough coverage to protect yourself against financial loss if a catastrophe would occur.
Sixty-four percent of homes are undervalued, and potentially underinsured, by an average of 19 percent, according to Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, a California-based company that calculates residential building cost data.


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Cumberland Hospital Will Cut Jobs To Reduce Costs

The Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland says it plans to eliminate some jobs as it seeks to reduce costs by 10 to 15 percent over the next five years.


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Allegany County Bookmobile Parked To Cut Costs

The Allegany County Library System says it’s suspending its bookmobile service to contain costs.


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Ceiling Fans: Cut Energy Costs & Stay Cool

Ceiling fans have the capability of creating a comfortable and inviting space. Turn on the fan and turn off the A/C.


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Nutrient Trading Could Cut Costs Of Bay Cleanup

The costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay could be cut as much as 80 percent through trading of pollution credits, according to a new study.


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Old Hospital Building Costly For Western Md. Town

Cumberland officials say they’re starting to lose hope that a former hospital will ever be more than a financial burden on the city.


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O’Malley Discusses Shift Of Pension Costs In Md.

Gov. Martin O’Malley has decided to shift some teacher pension costs to Maryland counties, the president of the Maryland Senate said Tuesday, describing it as coupling the state’s second-highest-single-year funding level in school construction with a long-debated change in how the state pays teacher pension costs.


Cut Energy Costs This Holiday Season

Many of you are using extra energy this holiday season, but there are ways you can cut costs.


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Red Cross Consolidates Md. Operation To Cut Costs

The American Red Cross says it’s cutting 17 full-time staff positions across western, central and southern Maryland.