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  • Virginia’s Contract-Fat Fairfax Digs In for Leaner Years

    When Mobil Corp. quit midtown Manhattan for 130 green acres in Fairfax County, Virginia, its new neighbors included country stores, dairy farms and a highway that ringed the nation’s capital. Mobil brought hope that the suburb could break free of its Washington ties to build its own world-class economy.

  • Virginians Trim Lifestyles as Budget Cuts Threaten Pay

    In Newport News, Virginia, Betty Hazelwood said she’s on “pins and needles” about whether her job as a submarine pipefitter will be eliminated by U.S. spending cuts. In Northern Virginia, Kate McLaughlin canceled a vacation to Costa Rica because of concern her federal contracting will end. At a suburban Washington car dealership, Infiniti of Tyson’s Corner, customers aren’t buying.

  • Green-Jobs Survey Dies as U.S. Readies Sequestration Cuts

    A program tracking U.S. green jobs that was faulted by Republican lawmakers will be scrapped by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of automatic budget cuts set to take effect today, according to a person familiar with the decision.

  • Defense Industry Says $1 Trillion Cut Equals 1 Million Lost Jobs

    The defense and aerospace industries are warning that the U.S. will lose 1 million jobs and $59.4 billion in wages and salaries tied to the their businesses if Congress’ supercommittee fails and automatic cuts are imposed.

  • Defense Industry Says $1 Trillion Cut Hits 1 Million Jobs

    The defense and aerospace industries are warning that the U.S. will lose 1 million jobs and $59.4 billion in wages and salaries tied to the their businesses if Congress’ supercommittee fails and automatic cuts are imposed.

  • Keystone’s Thousands of Jobs Fall to 20 When Pipeline Opens

    TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline, heralded by supporters as a major job creator, will add few permanent positions once the $7 billion project is built.

  • Defense Cuts of $500 Billion Vex Officials as Ax Nears

    Overseeing a series of mandated U.S. budget cuts in the 1980s and 1990s, former White House official Barry Anderson was none too popular with agency officials as he insisted that the reductions be applied uniformly.

  • Obama Prospects Improve as Swing State Economies Improve

    From extra shifts at auto and steel plants in Ohio to office buildings rising in Northern Virginia, the geography of the U.S. economic rebound is providing an edge to President Barack Obama’s re-election.

  • Lockheed’s You-May-Be-Fired Notices Called Scare Tactic

    It’s enough to make a member of Congress take notice: the prospect that hundreds of thousands of U.S. defense workers will receive you-may-be-fired warnings in the mail shortly before the Nov. 6 election.

  • Obama’s 600,000 Fracking-Job Forecast Includes Lawyers, Realtors

    The boom in natural gas produced from shale rock will add U.S. jobs, though whether it supports as many as President Barack Obama predicts depends on how you count them, economists say.

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