Maryland News Desk

New York OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour — the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew

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New-home sales come back, jump 5.4% in July

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July, with sales surging in the Northeast. The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 5.4% last month to a seasonally adjusted

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Housing data, inflation and the Fed

Incoming fresh data this week on consumer inflation and housing will collide with the release of minutes of last month’s Federal Reserve meeting and perhaps offer clues as to whether

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Critics pummel N.Y. economic development program

The criticism grew quickly as figures were released: The Start-Up NY program cost taxpayers $53 million in ads, and the program created 76 jobs. The initiative, heavily promoted in TV

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Existing home sales surge, prices hit record

Existing homes were sold at the fastest pace in eight years last month and the median sales price reached an all-time record high, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday.

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Mortgage rates fall amid global uncertainty

Mortgage rates took a step back from year-high levels this week as uncertainty in world financial markets continues to rankle

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