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Maryland Budget Debate Begins In The House

The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take a final vote on the state's $34 billion budget. The House is set to begin debating the budget at 4 p.m.

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Fired Chipotle Workers Protest At Local Store

A few weeks ago, 40 workers at Chipotle restaurants in Columbia Heights, Woodley Park and Chinatown were fired after the company allegedly found irregularities in their immigration papers. Wednesday, pro-immigrant groups protested outside one of the stores, saying the workers' rights were violated.

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Project Makes D.C. Residents Competitive In Challenging Job Market

D.C.'s unemployment rate remains high, hovering near 10 percent, while it's more than 15 percent in Ward 7 and more than 23 percent in Ward 8. Competing with a highly educated, well-connected work force can be a great challenge for many D.C. residents. In the second part of a two-part series, we look at one program that exists without any sources of funding working to overcome some of those obstacles.

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Resale Therapy: Auction House Thrives In Bad Economy

A slow economy usually translates to slow business for most companies. But some business models are designed to not only benefit from families in need of quick cash but also provide a cheaper alternative for those willing to spend what little they have.

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New Tax Laws Aim To Support Virginia Businesses

Some businesses in Virginia may get some relief from a local licensing tax under two new bills signed into law. The changes could help business struggling to stay afloat.

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Maryland Proposes Alcohol Sales Tax

Maryland senators are debating whether to add a sales tax for beer, wine and liquor, similar to the one D.C. levies.

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