| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Everyone has heard that tackling poverty and inequality is bad for the economy. This is the dilemma that economist Arthur Okun, writing in the 1970s, called "The Big Trade-Off" — equality and efficiency are at odds. Yet more and more research and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to close five air traffic control towers in Maryland — among 149 nationwide — to comply with across-the-board budget cuts mandated by Congress, a move that could clog operations at BWI Marshall...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Maryland employers made up most of April's lost ground with a gain of 4,600 jobs in May, but the state's unemployment rate still rose to 6.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
The jobless rate was 6.5 percent in April. Maryland was one of...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:46 PM
The University of Maryland Medical Center will send layoff notices to employees at the end of the month as it looks to cut costs in the wake of federal budget cuts and what it and other state hospitals have called inadequate rate increases.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I recently read an article on the baltimoresun.com about St. Mary's College of Maryland ("St. Mary's: A cautionary tale for America's bloated higher education system," May 29). I am part of St. Mary's class of 2016, and the article offended me.
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26).
| May 14, 2013
| 1:58 PM
St. Mary's College of Maryland has only locked in about two-thirds of the students it needs for a full freshman class next school year, a shortfall that could cost the public liberal arts school $3.5 million in lost tuition.
Though the school's...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Sun's editorial board just does not get it ("Neuman's reckless veto," April 30).
Maryland has been taxed to the hilt in the last seven years. There is nothing left to give. There have been 37 tax and fee increases. That is a failure of leadership...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...