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University of Maryland to Build Cancer Center

University of Maryland’s School of Medicine is partnering with Advanced Particle Therapy LLC, Minden, Nev., to open a $200 million advanced radiation technology cancer treatment facility in the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore, according to the Washington Business Journal. The 100,000-square-foot Maryland Proton Treatment Center will be the first medical facility in the region to offer proton therapy, which

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Unemployment Rates Drop in D.C. and Virginia

Jobless rates declined in Washington, D.C., and Virginia in September, demonstrating some improvement in the regional job market, according to The Washington Post. The district’s unemployment rate fell from 9.9 percent in August to 9.8 percent in September, and Virginia’s unemployment rate fell from 6.9 percent to 6.8 percent. Meanwhile, Maryland’s unemployment rate jumped from 7.3 percent to 7.5 percent. During

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Baltimore Receives $19 million for Community Development

Baltimore organizations are receiving nearly $19 million to help develop three areas of the city and create jobs for low-income residents, according to The Baltimore Sun. Living Cities, a group of large foundations and financial institutions trying to improve urban revitalization work, awarded up to a total of $80 million to five cities—Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Newark, N.J. Baltimore’s

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Unemployment Rate Rises in Maryland

Maryland’s unemployment rate increased from 7.3 percent in August to 7.5 percent in September, according to The Baltimore Sun. However, Maryland also added 4,800 jobs last month. The increase in the number of jobs was attributed in part to government agencies adding 8,300 jobs in September. The education and health services sector and professional and business services sector also experienced job

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