| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
More than 20 percent of my Baltimore factory's sales are exports, and we want more. We ship to 35 countries; however, that is not good enough. Developing new markets to sell our sheet metal fabrications, wire baskets, and wire forms to new markets will...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:26 PM
John R. Burleigh 2d., a civil rights activist who had been chairman of the employment committee of the Congress of Racial Equality and retired from the city housing authority, died July 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
| Jun 26, 2011
| 2:34 PM
WASHINGTON — As the pitched battle over the nation’s debt crisis shifts to the White House, federal employees in Maryland are bracing for a series of benefit cuts they say would have a devastating effect on the state’s economy.
| Apr 12, 2011
| 4:26 AM
State budget: The General Assembly approved a $14.6 state operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, closing a budget gap of about $1.5 billion. Part of a $34 billion spending plan that includes federal contributions and other pots of money,...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 1:04 PM
The president and his cronies treat the American public like morons and we deserve it for not requiring an answer to the question of what to do about Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security ("Obama eyes middle ground," April 14). No political spin, no...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Sad news, indeed.
The Social Security Administration announced that Mark Lassiter, the agency's press officer, died suddenly on Monday.
I have contacted Mark over the years about questions on Social Security or to get answers for readers about their...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:38 AM
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved.
Mr. Schaefer was 89....
| Apr 15, 2011
Letter writer A. Melissa Moye, interim chief investment officer for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, misses the main point of your recent article about the Maryland pension plan's questionable investment strategy ("State pension system...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:38 PM
Constellation Energy Group CEO Mayo A. Shattuck III took in $15.7 million in total compensation last year, a 44 percent annual increase in a year when the company he manages posted a nearly billion-dollar loss.
Shattuck's take-home pay of $1.3 million...
| Apr 18, 2011
As one who worked in and around a few presidential campaigns, I'm always troubled and honestly quite alarmed when potential presidential candidates ask staff, focus groups, and tea leaves what their message should be and who in essence, they are. As a...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is hawking a prepaid card. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian briefly offered a prepaid card before it was pulled off the market. Then earlier this month, the Treasury Department announced that it would allow some taxpayers to...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Kathleen Harwell can't imagine what life on the streets would be like for a 59-year-old woman with diabetes and high blood pressure, but she's afraid she'll soon find out.
After nearly two years without work and no luck finding a new job, the Laurel...