| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Baltimore may have abandoned its "City that Reads" slogan too soon.
Federal consumer spending data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Baltimore-area residents spent an average of $154 annually on books, newspapers, magazines...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Harford County Council members, in the face of public criticism and the threat of a veto by County Executive David Craig, decided to back off on plans to raise salaries for future council members and will instead recommend that the county executive give...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Harford County Councilman Jim McMahan, who is running for re-election, says he supports bills to raise the salaries of the next county executive and county council, giving the measures a minimum of three prospective favorable votes among the seven...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Two members of the Harford County Council will introduce bills Tuesday night to give pay increases to the next county executive and future county council members amounting to about 25 percent from current levels starting next summer.
At least one council...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Maryland trailed the national economy in three of four quarters last year, according to gross domestic product figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The state's real GDP was unchanged in 2013, compared to 1.8 percent...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Maryland might be a relatively pricey place to live, but the average resident can afford it — and then some.
That's what a first-ever breakdown of consumer spending by state suggests. Per-person spending on goods and services for Maryland...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Does the recent uptick in consumer confidence indicate that the agendas of the White House and Congress are misaligned with middle class aspirations? The U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 90.9 in July, marking the highest level in seven years...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Sun's business section offered an interesting juxtaposition of articles on the front page recently. One explained how the state's gross domestic product is among the lowest in the nation while another article observed a fight over a shopping center ("...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Maryland's economy didn't grow last year, according to gross domestic product estimates released Wednesday.
The state's GDP remained unchanged, ranking it near the bottom of the country, the U.S. Department of Commerce said. GDP growth was worse only in...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that Maryland's gross domestic product or GDP, a primary measure of the economy's health, was unchanged in 2013. That zero growth rate caused Maryland to be ranked second to last among all...
| Jun 15, 2014
Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year.
But not in 2013.
That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...