| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:56 PM
With the presidential election in full swing and Congress mired in gridlock, President Barack Obama used his third State of the Union address Tuesday to sound a populist message on the economy, outlining a series of policies he said would give the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Recently I was asked whether I considered myself better off today than I was four years ago ("Are you better off?" Sept. 5). My shoot-from-the-hip response was that, yes, we have made great strides, but there is much more to do.
It occurred to me later...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Maryland's new labor secretary will be Leonard Howie, an official at the state Department of Human Resources, the state said Monday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement that he was "confident in Leonard's ability to connect Marylanders with the jobs...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:38 AM
If 47 percent of American voters weren't in the bag for President Barack Obama before, they certainly are now. The video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney writing off nearly half of the American population as layabouts with no feeling of...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:27 AM
The poverty rate in Baltimore held steady last year with about 1 in 4 counted as impoverished by the U.S. Census Bureau — a situation that economists say reflects the fits and starts of the nation's economic recovery.
After a jump of more than 4...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Laurel's central location between four major jurisdictions makes it an ideal place for the state's first regional workforce center, where people can go to find job training, employment connections and host of other services.
"I'm very happy that they...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
My cousin Cathy was a teacher.
Four years ago this past August, she spent part of her Friday getting her classroom ready for her students. The next day, her estranged boyfriend showed up at her home unexpectedly and shot and killed her in front of two...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:28 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 6:02 PM
A major funder of legal services for the poor will shave its grants by at least 5 percent across Maryland — even after dipping into its reserves.
The 34 agencies that receive money from the Maryland Legal Services Corp. have been told to submit...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
On May 1, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its highest peak since December 2007. But April's jobs report was a disappointment -- only 115,000 new jobs were created. At least 125,000 are required each month just to keep up with the growth of our...