| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Officials with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they won't immediately seek to recoup a $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan granted to a Pikesville family business that was raided this week in a federal cigarette-smuggling case....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As we wind down 2013, Marylanders are hearing a lot about health care — on the news, in the paper, maybe even over dinner or at the local coffee shop. With all the numbers and terms out there, and all the talk from politicians and pundits, it's...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:16 AM
When asked about the goals of the Downtown Westminster Coalition, local public relations professional David Baker will normally begin gesturing with his right index finger as if he is connecting an imaginary set of dots.
Although he catches good-hearted...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As the owner of a small business that produces events in Baltimore, I have been pleased to see the continued growth of entertainment and cultural options in Baltimore City. However, I have mixed emotions about the large casino taking shape on Russell...
| Dec 26, 2013
In the midst of the debate over the largest potential immigration reform legislation in 50 years, American communities struggling with decades of population loss and economic decline are being revitalized by newcomers. The economic contribution of...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:07 AM
There is widespread agreement that the U.S. can become more competitive in the global marketplace if it lowers its corporate tax rate. There's also a consensus that the nation needs to spend more money on its vital infrastructure. So one might assume that...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday.
The Maryland Insurance...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition are encouraging small businesses in Anne Arundel County to use federal tax credits available through the Affordable Care Act to cover some of the costs of providing...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake came to The Charmery on Wednesday to promote Hampden's new ice cream parlor as a success story of the city's fledgling micro-loan program for small businesses — and to try the new "S.R.B." flavor , a swirl of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Under the health reform law, everyone who files a federal income tax form is required to have insurance. Most employers also have to offer it. The idea is that for reform to work, everyone needs to enroll so that there is a good mix of healthy and sick...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:38 PM
President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day.
Speaking at a Rockville...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the years I have represented many Korean-American small business owners when Baltimore City acquired their stores, which included liquor outlets, as part of neighborhood renewal. Korean-American small business owners embody the American dream of...