| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Baltimore's City Council is due to vote Monday on the "ban the box" ordinance — a measure that would prohibit prospective employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal history until a conditional offer of employment is made. Its passage...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.
The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Donald Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, recently wrote that the Baltimore City Council's attempt to pass "Ban the Box" was misguided ("'Ban the Box' law is wrong approach," March 19).
"Ban the Box" is a national movement to...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A proposal in the Baltimore City Council to prohibit employers from asking about the criminal history of prospective employees until late in the hiring process has produced a strong backlash from the business community, and in particular the Greater...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Supporters of a proposed law to help more ex-convicts land jobs in Baltimore scored a victory Monday when they fended off efforts by the business community to block the measure indefinitely.
The protracted debate over the so-called "Ban the Box"...
| Mar 2, 2014
Calvin G. Butler Jr. came to Baltimore nearly three years ago with one foot here and the other in Chicago, flying west on weekends to his wife and two teenagers.
Now he's firmly in this region. His family moved to Cockeysville last summer. He's on two...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:01 PM
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The three players bidding to build a new casino in Prince George's County have shown their hands, and the state will pick a winner by the end of December.
The stakes are high as the state prepares to hold a series of meetings beginning this week and...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The Baltimore Development Corp. will pay a Texas-based consultant up to $167,500 to develop a strategy for the city to improve its economic and business climate, the mayor's office announced Tuesday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the effort is...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A casino at National Harbor would bring in more revenue and tax dollars than two other sites vying for the state's sole casino in Prince George's County, according to consultants who presented data to state gambling officials in Annapolis on Friday.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:27 PM
With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue.