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  • Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

    Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]
    The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
  • Programmers answer O'Malley's challenge to create bay-friendly apps

    Programmers answer O'Malley's challenge to create bay-friendly apps
    A few months ago, Gov. Martin O'Malley grew frustrated with state government's lack of creativity on the environment. He challenged his staff to look for new ideas to help the Chesapeake Bay. In response, 80 bright minds from around the state —...
  • Cardin touts federal small biz goal

    Cardin touts federal small biz goal
    The federal government steered $83.1 billion in contracts to small businesses last year, meeting a goal intended to boost those firms for the first time in eight years, according to a report released by the Obama administration Friday. Just over 23...
  • Securing funding a challenge for female entrepreneurs

    Securing funding a challenge for female entrepreneurs
    When Lisa Harris Jones launched her law firm 14 years ago, she used the only money she saw as an option — her own. Harris Jones said she founded Harris Jones & Malone with $7,000 on the belief that "if I can't buy it flat out, then I don't need it....
  • Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency

    Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency
    First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough. As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
  • Md. businesses press for renewal of U.S. export bank

    Md. businesses press for renewal of U.S. export bank
    When developing countries need to deepen a canal for irrigation or navigation, they frequently call on Ellicott Dredges, a 129-year-old Baltimore-based maker of dredging equipment. To sell their massive, multimillion-dollar machines abroad, Ellicott...
  • Ruling Bel Air's Main Street sidewalks

    Ruling Bel Air's Main Street sidewalks
    Walk along either side of Main Street in downtown Bel Air on a sunny summer afternoon, and you'll see walkers and bicycle riders making their way past planters, benches, sandwich board signs, flags, banners and outdoor cafe tables and chairs placed on the...
  • 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,...
  • New Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority gets down to work

    New Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority gets down to work
    The new regional organization that will foster the hoped-for growth of private sector additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, in Harford and Cecil counties has hired an executive director with considerable background in using the technology....
  • 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...
  • 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 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....