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Architect Makes Pitch For Whole Foods In Prince George's County

After residents in the Riverdale Park area voiced their concerns about commercial development in their neighborhood, the developer went back on the offensive, as an architect explained the plan before the County Council.

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Jobs Report: More Are Dropping Out Of Workforce

The Labor Department issued its monthly employment report on Friday and the news wasn't good. Payrolls did increase with 115,000 positions but that was less than the month before and far less than what most economists were expecting.
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'Dejected': Some Unemployed Give Up The Hunt

Unemployment slipped to 8.1 percent last month, in part because fewer job seekers were applying for positions. "I've been feeling very dejected and depressed," says one woman who has stopped looking for work. The share of adults working or seeking jobs is down to the lowest level since the 1981 recession.
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Ulman, Baker Go Through Firefighting Training

Ken Ulman and Rushern Baker receive hands-on firefighter training to help make budget decisions for their counties.

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Just 115,000 Jobs Added Last Month, Jobless Rate Dipped To 8.1 Percent

Job growth was weak, but the jobless rate edged down from 8.2 percent in March.
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What April's Jobless Rate Means For The Candidates

The Labor Department announced unemployment figures for April on Friday. The jobless rate fell to 8.1 percent, from 8.2 percent in March. There have been conflicting signals about the strength of the economy, and the way voters interpret those signals could have a major impact on the presidential race.
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Spaniards' Hopes For Economic Relief Dashed

After months of punishing austerity measures, some in Spain want a break and maybe even some stimulus from Europe. But that didn't happen at Thursday's meeting of the governing board of the European Central Bank.

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