| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:30 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — After sitting idle through the offseason, the Orioles finally struck with a long-awaited impact signing on Monday, just days after settling into spring training.
The club agreed to terms with free-agent Ubaldo Jimenez —...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Even though the Orioles handed out a historic four-year deal to right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, the club believes it has gotten a deal given the money being handed out on the free-agent market.
As much as fans in Baltimore have...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:32 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — The ink has only just dried on the Orioles' monumental four-year deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez, but the club remains interested in acquiring at least one other big-ticket free agent.
The Orioles have intensified their pursuit...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Calls this year to raise the state and federal minimum wages from $7.25 to $10.10 brought the expected political responses from both sides of the aisle. Regrettably, neither side's response is clearly supported in reality. The final outcome will minimally...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:56 AM
District 21 state Sen. Jim Rosapepe is co-sponsoring a bill that would expand retirement security to private-sector workers without employer-sponsored plans.
The Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings program, introduced by Rosapepe and fellow...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Carroll County Board of Education members unanimously approved Superintendent Steve Guthrie's $331.9 million fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Wednesday, calling it a "very modest" and "conservative" budget.
"We definitely have more needs than we're...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation.
Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:23 AM
Retired from the NFL since shortly after signing a one-year contract with the Ravens last year, linebacker Rolando McClain was noncommittal on whether he's planning a comeback.
McClain didn't rule out the possibility to Alabama reporters while attending...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Much of the debate over the minimum wage in Maryland this year has focused more on increasing the pay for those who care for people with disabilities ("Still no wage agreement in Annapolis," March 25).
The chairman of the state Senate Finance Committee,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The operator of concessions at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has joined with several local business organizations to provide new "enrichment" programs for its workers.
The move comes amid an effort by Unite Here, a labor union in the hospitality...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:28 AM
Whether the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called supercommittee — reaches a deal to reduce the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion or stalemates on Nov. 23, Democrats appear intent on handicapping the national...