| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Joshua Polanowski was one of the first to go. He drove south in his 15-year-old GMC pickup truck, leaving behind freezing cold and a forever-closed steel mill for a balmy winter and a choice of manufacturing jobs.
Forrest and Lacey Martin followed...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake a $1 million grant to rehab more than 50 dilapidated row houses in three struggling neighborhoods of Baltimore City, including Woodbourne McCabe, where 21...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In an article about how some employers allow their employees to charge their electric cars at work, reporter Lorraine Mirabella describes the General Motors plant in White Marsh where employees can charge their cars as an employee benefit during work...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Employees at General Motors' plant in White Marsh have an unusual workplace benefit. Anyone who drives an electric car can plug it in to charge while they work.
At the plant, which produces transmissions and electric motors, workers can park their...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
When Eddie Bartee started working at the Sparrows Point steel mill in 1955, about 35,000 men toiled at the eastern Baltimore County plant. Over the next four decades, he made a comfortable life for his wife and their six children as he moved through the...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Ann K. Crane, who went to the wrong place in Dundalk when applying for a job and ended up staying there anyway for nearly a quarter of a century, died Wednesday from heart failure at Oak Crest Village. She was 93.
The daughter of immigrant Lithuanian...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:49 AM
Somewhere in the third year of Tribune Co.'s marathon Chapter 11 proceeding, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey looked out at a Delaware courtroom packed with high-priced attorneys and conceded the case had broken down into what he called a...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Netflix series "House of Cards" brought $140 million into the state's economy ("'Cards' a good deal, Md. Says," April 30). Where have we heard this before?
In 2010 the Detroit Free Press reported that "Michigan's bid to...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:30 AM
After a 45-year career in the private sector, first with Bethlehem Steel, then with Harley Davidson Motor Company and ending with General Motors, I lost wages, medical benefits and pensions when these companies were not making profits.
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow.
With production under way at the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:58 AM
The economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent. Going forward, unemployment is not likely to fall much further and may rise again.
Fourth quarter growth was exceptionally strong as the global economy recovered...