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Arthur Hirsch

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Arthur Hirsch writes about entrepreneurs, manufacturing and housing for the Baltimore Sun. Since joining the Baltimore Sun in 1990, he has worked as a reporter on features, arts, food, sports, county and bankruptcy courts, local government, national and suburban desks and as an editor on the metro, national and foreign desks. He grew up in New York City.

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  • Gas prices seen holding steady through summer

    Gas prices seen holding steady through summer

    Odette Ramos stood by her green Toyota RAV 4 at an Exxon station in North Baltimore last week as the lighted orange numbers on the pump rang up a lovely total for a fillup of regular unleaded gasoline: $27.72. "That's pretty good. It used to literally be $50," said Ramos, executive director of the...

  • Area housing market shows continuing recovery

    The Baltimore area home market showed more signs of recovery last month, as sales hit their highest March mark since 2007 and new contracts rose for a 10th straight month, a real estate analyst reported Friday. Closed sales rose 23.6 percent compared with March 2014, with gains across the board...

  • Area housing market shows continuing recovery

    Area housing market shows continuing recovery

    The Baltimore area home market showed more signs of recovery last month, as sales hit their highest March mark since 2007 and new contracts rose for a tenth straight month, a real estate analyst reported Friday. Closed sales rose 23.6 percent compared with March 2014, with gains across the board...

  • Maryland casino revenues reach $91 million

    Maryland casino revenues reach $91 million

    Maryland's casinos reported that revenue in March reached $91 million, a 10 percent increase over February when operators blamed sluggish business on the harsh winter. The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the state's newest casino that opened in August, brought in $24.7 million from both table games...

  • On East Coast, Baltimore stands out for affordability

    On East Coast, Baltimore stands out for affordability

    Among big cities along the East Coast, Baltimore puts out an enticing "welcome" sign for first-time home buyers. Few cities with more than 500,000 people offer the sorts of prices that prompt real estate analysts to place the area on their most-affordable lists, but Baltimore does. Last year both...

  • Jobs being cut, moved at Polk Audio

    Jobs being cut, moved at Polk Audio

    Polk Audio's presence on its native Baltimore turf is shrinking again. The company that makes speakers and headphones for home sound systems will lose about half of its workforce of more than 80 people in a reorganization by its parent company Sound United, a division of DEI Holdings Inc. Ten positions...

  • City opening center for manufacturing jobs training

    City opening center for manufacturing jobs training

    The city of Baltimore took a big step toward re-establishing a job training center in the Park Heights neighborhood, welcoming a program designed to help people learn manufacturing skills that are in demand, find a job and manage their money. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday...

  • Jos. A. Bank to lay off 122 from Hampstead headquarters

    Jos. A. Bank to lay off 122 from Hampstead headquarters

    Nearly a year after being acquired by rival Men's Wearhouse in a contentious takeover struggle, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers will lay off 122 employees at the company's corporate headquarters in Hampstead, a company spokesman said Monday. The layoffs represent about 15 percent of the 780 employees at...

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