| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Maryland institutions have increased their lending to small business under a federal program by nearly $337.7 million since the low point of the recession, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday.
Nationally, banks raised their lending...
| Jun 22, 2013
As a multimillion-dollar national campaign launches Sunday to enroll Americans in the nation's new health care program, Maryland officials have already begun enlisting local groups in a similar drive.
In one example, 200 Christian, Jewish and Muslim...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Lois Trout was just looking to pay her bills when she offered to sell homemade peanut butter eggs at the Carroll County Agriculture Center's Easter show in 2009.
She had recently lost her job and her husband was injured at work.
Four years later,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig's bid for Maryland governor is gaining added momentum as a campaign manager with proven experience and strong ties to the state will oversee strategic and operational details.
The new campaign manager, Paul Ellington,...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Friday, forecasters expect the Labor Department to report the economy added 155,000 jobs in December — substantially less than is needed to pull unemployment down to acceptable levels.
The tax and spending package passed by the Senate and House...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:32 PM
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of local governments. This bill has flaws, but they could be fixed in the House. It should be passed.
I don't like the idea...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In 1998, when President Bill Clinton signed the bipartisan Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibited state and local taxation of Internet access and Internet-only services, the purpose was to promote the commercial potential of the Internet, especially...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:55 AM
Ellicott City business owner and Republican Carol Loveless has filed to run for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates representing the newly drawn District 9B in 2014.
Loveless, 54, said she has been a resident of Ellicott City for over 30 years and...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:
Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:43 PM
With respect to liquor licenses, the state of Maryland is pushing in one direction, and the city of Baltimore in another.
Both moves will hurt small businesses, and as a byproduct, if we are not careful, Carroll County businesses could be hurt or...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center Central Region is offering a class on the basics of developing a website to help increase sales, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, 9250 Bendix...