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Report finds racial wage gap widest in nearly 4 decades

As wages for American workers have stagnated for more than a generation, the income gap between black and white workers has widened, and discrimination is the main reason for the persisting disparity, according to a new report. The Economic Policy Institute also found that young black women are...

  • SEC clears Pikesville man of fraud charges

    SEC clears Pikesville man of fraud charges

    Reversing a ruling by one of its own judges, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has cleared a Pikesville man of charges he participated in a short-selling scheme with the online brokerage optionsXpress. In an administrative case brought in 2012 by the SEC's enforcement division, a judge...

  • Through venture fund, Exelon gets intel while startups get funding

    Through venture fund, Exelon gets intel while startups get funding

    When Constellation Energy Group decided to back Astrum Solar in 2011, it was a huge boon for the Baltimore energy startup. Astrum was founded in 2008 on the idea of bringing residential solar energy to the East Coast, where the technology had been slower to catch on compared with California and...

  • The 401(k) is wreaking havoc on retirement, study finds

    The 401(k) is wreaking havoc on retirement, study finds

    The shift from pensions to 401(k) plans is making retirement inequality much worse — and education is what separates the haves from the have-nots, a new study has found. College graduates have always been able to get better jobs. What's new in recent decades is that traditional pensions have all...

  • Pixelligent raises $10.4 million to expand nanocrystal manufacturing

    Pixelligent raises $10.4 million to expand nanocrystal manufacturing

    Baltimore nanocrystal manufacturer Pixelligent Technologies reported $10.4 million in new funding Monday that will allow the company to scale up its manufacturing capacity and expand its international footprint. The leading investors were the Abell Foundation; the Bunting Family Office, the investment...

  • Legg Mason launches new international fund

    Legg Mason launches new international fund

    Legg Mason Inc. announced Monday that it launched an international version of its Low Volatility High Dividend ETF as the Baltimore money manager looks to strengthen its global diversity. The Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF, made up of international stocks, is designed...

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