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  • Pre-k expansion can work

     Pre-k expansion can work
    For longtime advocates of early childhood education, it is deeply gratifying to see proposals for expanding public pre-k discussed in astute detail by candidates for governor. However, as The Sun's editorial ("The most important investment," Oct. 9)...
  • Five questions for Matthew Wyskiel

    Five questions for Matthew Wyskiel
    Legg Mason's Bill Miller and other high-profile investors will share their top stock picks of the moment Wednesday— with the aim of raising money for area schoolchildren. Tickets for the Baltimore Next Generation Investing Event, to be held at...
  • U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year

    U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year
    Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
  • Make college worth the cost

    Make college worth the cost
    Colleges and universities charge too much, deliver too little and channel too many students into a lifetime of debt. Genuine reform must be brought to bear to curb those abuses. College graduates still earn more and are unemployed less often. However,...
  • Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk

    Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk
    President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity. Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
  • Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods

    Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods
    In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
  • TESSCO's behind-the-scenes wireless work

    TESSCO's behind-the-scenes wireless work
    TESSCO Technologies supplies 30,000 different products to the wireless industry, the vast majority of them the sort that the nation's cellphone users don't see or hardly notice. Antennas. Cable. Industrial surge protectors. Ceiling tile enclosures that...
  • Let's declare our independence from the IRS

    Let's declare our independence from the IRS
    Congressional frustration with efforts to get to the bottom of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups plainly shows the tax agency is dangerous to civil liberties, irrevocably broken and corrupting of national politicians. Investigators on Capitol...
  • Venture capital investments in Maryland soar by 115% in second quarter

    Venture capital investments in Maryland soar by 115% in second quarter
    Venture capitalists invested $318 million in young Maryland companies from April through June, an increase of 115 percent from the first quarter, according to a report released Friday by PricewaterhouseCoopers. About half of that financing, or $150...
  • Domino Sugar spruces up Baltimore plant

    Domino Sugar spruces up Baltimore plant
    Water gushes over Domino Sugar's packaging building, washing off grit, fly ash and other gunk — so much of it that the cleaned-up facade is a noticeably lighter shade of brown. The building had plenty of time to collect whatever the weather and...
  • COPT posts $4.4 million loss in second quarter

    COPT posts $4.4 million loss in second quarter
    Corporate Office Properties Trust lost $4.4 million in the second quarter of the year, the Columbia real estate investment firm announced Friday. From April through June of 2012, in comparison, the company had net income of $11.9 million. Per share,...
  • O'Malley upbeat on state of Maryland, reveals few plans for rest of term

    O'Malley upbeat on state of Maryland, reveals few plans for rest of term
    In an annual speech sometimes used to outline future goals, Gov Martin O'Malley on Saturday revealed few plans for his remaining year and a half in office. Instead, he offered a positive assessment of the state of Maryland. O'Malley, a Democrat who is...