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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 10- After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.
Martin O'Malley highlighted Maryland on Tuesday as a fertile ground for cybersecurity business by visiting a company that designs software to detect internal threats to organizations— software the company CEO described as "a way to look for the Snowdens of the world," a reference to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
WASHINGTON— Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.
SMITHFIELD, N.Y.— Residents in a number of Eastern states were cleaning up Wednesday, a day after being hit by severe storms, including a tornado in central New York that killed four and left survivors to pick through the debris from homes battered by winds of at least 100 mph.
Despite concerns by some that the measure does not do enough to protect privacy, the committee voted 12-3 to advance the measure authored by its chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, their offices said. The Senate bill still faces hurdles before becoming law.
SILVER SPRING, Md.— A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses were being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.
WASHINGTON, July 7- Most of the 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets grounded last week have been inspected, and officials hope to wrap up the remaining inspections on Monday, which could pave the way for the resumption of flights of the Pentagon's newest warplane, U.S. military officials said.
WASHINGTON— U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.
NEW YORK, July 3- American Express Co is set to face off against the U.S. government and 17 states in a trial that begins on Monday over claims that it stifles competition from credit card providers that charge lower processing fees.
DETROIT— Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.
BALTIMORE— Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is asking Maryland regulators to approve rate hikes totaling about $185 million for the utility's electric and natural gas customers.
WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. and British military officials are working on a joint directive to require mandatory inspections of engines on all Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, after an Air Force F-35A caught fire at a Florida air base last week, said sources familiar with the situation.
WASHINGTON— The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don't have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:.
WASHINGTON, July 2- Stanley Black& Decker Inc is recalling about 108,000 Porter-Cable routers because the power tool's uninsulated handles pose a risk of electrical shock, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The Maryland Board of Public Works approved an $84 million plan on the second day of the fiscal year Wednesday to address state revenues that are underperforming. Martin O'Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp.
PERRYVILLE, Md.— IKEA has expanded its solar power system on top of its Perryville, Maryland, distribution center. The home furnishings retailer plugged in the solar array on Tuesday. Installation of the new solar panels began in the fall of 2013. The project has nearly doubled in size since then.
WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the pregnancy discrimination claims of a package delivery driver for UPS in Maryland who was refused a light duty assignment so she could continue working while pregnant. Peggy Young lost her health benefits when UPS would not grant her light duty or allow her to continue her regular job.
*Month-end buying spurs price gains. NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. "People are generally buckling down their books, being less active, and waiting for the new quarter before taking on new trades," said Jeffrey Young, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities in New York.
The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Maryland's gas tax is scheduled to rise as part of a series of increases approved last year by lawmakers. When lawmakers approved a gas tax measure last year, the bill included incremental hikes, beginning with a 3.5- cents- per gallon increase last July.