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Debbie Hurd sees it in the parking lots along North Point Boulevard — the answer to what life would be like if the steel mill that fueled the tight-knit communities near Sparrows Point never reopens. Fewer cars. Fewer customers for businesses....
I was not surprised that die hard Democrat Mel Mintz is supporting the re-election of President Obama ("Romney is this year's Dewey," Sept. 5), but the reasons he gives for his support are amusing. He must be living in some other country. First, he...
Maryland's black communities overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama's historic rise to the presidency four years ago, but this time around, his support for same-sex marriage and the nation's continuing high unemployment are tempering African-American...
The United Steelworkers union warned laid-off Sparrows Point workers Tuesday to brace for an imminent loss of benefits. The steel mill's owner, RG Steel, auctioned off the Baltimore County property last week in a court-ordered bankruptcy sale. Joe...
More than 700 people turned out for workshops Tuesday connecting laid-off Sparrows Point workers with information about health insurance, training and other aid. An even larger number is expected at additional sessions scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and...
A settlement agreement ending health benefits for Sparrows Point workers Aug. 31 was approved Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. The agreement, struck by mill owner RG Steel and the United Steelworkers union last week, also...
Maryland's unemployment situation took a turn for the worse this spring and hasn't bounced back, with new estimates suggesting that the state lost 11,000 jobs in June — among the worst performances in the country. The U.S. Department of Labor...
Rarely in history has the cause of a major economic problem been so clear, yet have so few been willing to see it. The major reason this recovery has been so anemic is not Europe's debt crisis. It's not, as right-wing economists tell us, because taxes...
The owner of the financially ailing Sparrows Point steel plant is idling operations there, warning 1,975 workers Thursday that they would be laid off starting next month. The news, the latest casting doubt on the future of the Baltimore County facility,...
In the weeks before the election there were reports of up to 375,000 people a week applying for first-time unemployment benefits, and that was touted as sign of improvement by the Labor Department. Meanwhile the Dow Jones industrial average was humming...
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Not even being arrested on federal fraud charges and placed under strict house arrest could keep Amiee Arora from cooking up new schemes. The Washington man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of plots — including one that netted him and a partner...
The latest jobs report was another notch of subpar job creation for the country. What needs to be taken into account is that summers usually are not good for full-time jobs, as teens and college students enter the market for seasonal employment. There...
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