| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:45 PM
At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday as they ended a three-day strike over higher wages — and said they could walk off the job again.
Hopkins officials had not presented a...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital President Ronald R. Peterson talked about the "generous benefits" he offers to employees ("Balancing priorities and resources at Johns Hopkins," April 11).
But I'm a Hopkins employee, and I can't afford many of those "generous...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:26 PM
The Ravens have exercised their fifth-year option on starting cornerback Jimmy Smith, according to league sources.
Smith is now due a partially guaranteed $6.898 million base salary in 2015, compensation that becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:19 PM
I want to thank Mr. Sean Malone, the Annapolis lobbyist, for getting me to look a little deeper into something we generally regard as acceptable without giving it much thought — the base wage for tipped workers.
In my column of April 9, I...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
— The federal agency best known for paying retirement benefits is shutting down a curious side business it began nearly 70 years ago: helping people connect with long-lost relatives.
Since the end of World War II, the Social Security Administration...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Many held signs reading "End Poverty Pay at Johns Hopkins Hospital." Some repeated union rally chants. Others brought their children and family for support. All gathered Saturday at the Inner Harbor to demand better wages and benefits from the world-...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For years, the city has fought blight with excavators, clawing down abandoned and decrepit buildings. This month, it started to attack its vacant home problem by hand, signing off on a plan to take apart a selection of houses brick by brick....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked.
"I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:46 PM
As private-sector companies that offer traditional pensions grow scarce, individuals are left to navigate retirement savings largely on their own, often turning to employer-sponsored 401(k) programs to help create a nest egg.
Those who don't can turn...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The CEO of a Hunt Valley-based real estate investment trust, which has a portfolio of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the U.S., was awarded $7.3 million in compensation for 2013, a year that the firm’s returns placed it among...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:24 AM
If Maryland moves to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — as it should — employers around the state are going to have to adjust the way they do business, even if they don't presently have any minimum wage workers. Once those with lower...