| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Maryland's second-in-command on economic development matters will step into the top job in January when the current secretary leaves for the private sector, state officials announced Wednesday.
Dominick Murray, who joined the Maryland Department of...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Once again, Virginia has beaten Maryland to the punch regarding taxes on business and consumers. Virginia eliminated its gas tax completely and replaced it with a 3.5 percent sales tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. Gov. Martin O'Malley's new tax...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:01 PM
During a quiet morning at his hardware store, owner Jared Littmann strolled down an aisle to chat up a regular customer who was looking at smoke alarms.
"Good to see you. Let me know what you need," Littmann told Ben Derrick, a handyman for Annapolis...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:44 AM
A Columbia educator turned entrepreneur says her strawberry cheesecake cookies truly are divine.
They're chewy and pink and tangy on the tongue. The right balance of sugar, flour and time in the mixer came to her during a week-long fast, a way for her to...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I can hear 'em now. "He's a good guy"; "He's a family man"; "He'll govern like a moderate"; "It will be so good for the country"; "He's post-partisan."
That the election of a mixed-race candidate for president sent positive messages about America around...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In regard to your article about the hot dog stands at Home Depot ("Home Depot tells owners of hot dog stands to relocate," May 17), I am appalled that the Big Box Bully would crush a small business owner in this environment. To throw out a long-time...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The fight over the federal minimum wage is coming to Baltimore.
The head of the U.S. Department of Labor plans to swing into town Tuesday to talk to low-wage workers about how they make — or don't make — ends meet. Seth D. Harris, the agency'...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Regarding Gov. Martin O'Malley's Gift List:
O'Malley's fans in the press and media have proclaimed the governor has had another successful session. Let us review the gifts that O'Malley has provided for his fellow Marylanders during the...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Laurel has undergone many changes since the 1980s, but one thing has remained consistent over the years: the Laurel Board of Trade's annual Main Street Festival.
This year's Main Street Festival, the 33rd one overall, will be held on Saturday, May 11,...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
When I bought Marlin Steel in 1998, the extent of its technology was an old fax machine. Today, our factory is full of industrial robots that are fed computer-aided designs and churn out steel containers for industry 60 times faster than before.
| May 6, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Employers in Maryland and across the United States face a deadline Wednesday that some may not know exists but that could prove costly if ignored.
That's when all employers will be required to use an updated version of the federal I-9 form to prove...