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  • Transforming UMUC [Editorial]

    Transforming UMUC  [Editorial]
    The University of Maryland University College has long been at the forefront of online continuing education and job training for its mostly adult student body, so a recent proposal by UMUC President Javier Miyares to tie the school's future more closely...
  • Baltimore County votes to exempt pre-1960 signs from county ordinance

    Baltimore County votes to exempt pre-1960 signs from county ordinance
    After investing $700,000 to renovate a struggling White Marsh motel and restaurant he bought two years ago, Ronald Parker was worried that a battle over the decades-old sign could cost him his business. Parker, a 67-year-old attorney who lives in...
  • Africa: an investment opportunity [Commentary]

    When President Barack Obama convenes nearly 50 African leaders in Washington next week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the grand scale of the event could fill television screens for days. The real action, however, will be the behind-the-scenes,...
  • U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]

    U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]
    The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10...
  • Arnold M. Jolivet, director of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association, dies

    Arnold M. Jolivet, director of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association, dies
    Arnold M. Jolivet, a longtime advocate for minority- and women-owned businesses who was a familiar presence at City Hall, died of complications from heart disease Sunday morning at Sinai Hospital. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 71. "Mr....
  • Nine days of Cecil County Fair come to a close

    The Cecil County Fair wrapped up after nine days of fun with only minimal weather disruptions last week. Livestock was auctioned, blue ribbons were awarded, cars were demolished, tractors pulled, politicians campaigned, churches reached out and businesses...
  • Arnold Jolivet: a Md. warrior [Commentary]

    Arnold Jolivet: a Md. warrior [Commentary]
    If you are black and have done business with the city or the state — or have even thought of it — you probably know the name Arnold Jolivet. If you are a politician who has anything at all to do with granting government contracts, you...
  • Cybersecurity firms among top recipients of venture funding in Maryland

    Cybersecurity firms among top recipients of venture funding in Maryland
    Maryland companies raised $64 million in venture capital funding this spring, with some of the biggest payouts flowing to Baltimore cybersecurity startups. That's according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National...
  • Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat

    Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat
    With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill. Bill Romani, president of the...
  • Md. commission rules Uber is 'common carrier,' will face regulations

    Md. commission rules Uber is 'common carrier,' will face regulations
    Ruling that the popular ride-sharing company Uber Technologies is subject to the same regulations imposed on other for-hire vehicle services in the state, state regulators at the same time ordered a revision of those rules to reflect the changing...
  • Baltimore County bouncer turned businessman is in the fight of his life

    Baltimore County bouncer turned businessman is in the fight of his life
    The nightclub insurer promised to fight for its clients — its promotional material shows a man socked in the face with a boxing glove. But founder Jeffrey B. Cohen fights everything. He went after competitors, clients, former employees and even...
  • Completion of Route 40 upgrade project in Aberdeen delayed to 2015

    Completion of Route 40 upgrade project in Aberdeen delayed to 2015
    Completion of a $1.7 million State Highway Administration project to improve the service road between the lanes of Route 40 West (South Philadelphia Boulevard) and Aberdeen businesses along that road has been delayed until at least the spring of 2015,...