| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Last month, alarm bells were nearly ringing in business and political circles because China's latest gross domestic product figure came in lower than expected — at 7.5 percent. Some rather eminent people immediately came out to proclaim the need for...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Forecasts of sunny skies are combining with falling gas prices and an apparent "pent-up demand" for getaways to put Maryland on course for its busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the end of the recession.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that 678,...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:00 AM
What a sad time for Marylanders. They are going to be subjected to a regressive gas tax that will have an automatic tax accelerator tied to the Consumer Price Index. It is unfair to the gas station owners who are operating along the borders of our state....
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
My favorite story in The Baltimore Sun last week was by my colleague Eileen Ambrose, reporting on how Marylanders are a bunch of whiners, at least according to a state-by-state breakdown of the complaints received by the federal Consumer Financial...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
For Maryland businesses, the seemingly never-ending political season and the cloud of economic uncertainty that accompanied it were supposed to have subsided at election's end. However, just as we thought we had put the campaign season behind us,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:15 AM
In recent days there has been much talk of the presidential debates. We are preoccupied with relatively trivial perceptions of who "won" or "lost." There has also been endless discussion of whose policy proposals are better. Rather than entertain these...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Letter after letter is published in your paper supporting the president, despite the fact that they are all just regurgitated talking points of the Democrat Party.
The latest is the new 7.8 percent unemployment rate. Nothing could be further from the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Immediately after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent in September, conservatives started attacking the agency for producing figures that sounded a little too convenient for the Obama...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The almost two decades since the Clinton tax increase in 1993 have constituted a mighty experiment in macroeconomics. That period — more than a quarter of the entire postwar era — is divided into two periods of almost one half each, the...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard.
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Maryland employers slashed 6,200 jobs in April, cutting short a string of gains, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday, as the state began feeling the pinch of federal budget sequestration and cutbacks in consumer spending.
But the government's...