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  • Inequality is the new norm in America [Commentary]

    Inequality is the new norm in America [Commentary]
    Inequality is replacing the American dream, because the U.S. economy — thanks to Washington's mismanagement — is underperforming. America still produces one fifth of the world's goods and services, but it accounts for a much smaller share of...
  • Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets

    Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets
    Priya DasSarma's childhood memories of celebrating Diwali in India are bright and happy, filled with firecrackers, lanterns and many, many sweets. The Ellicott City resident's family moved around when she was a child, bouncing between India, Europe...
  • Eggs of destructive Asian moth species found on ship in Baltimore port

    Eggs of destructive Asian moth species found on ship in Baltimore port
    The eggs of a destructive foreign moth species that "poses a significant threat to our nation's forests and urban landscapes" were found aboard a carrier ship docked in Baltimore in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday....
  • Singapore, a land without entitlements

    Singapore, a land without entitlements
    SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000" -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of...
  • Sushi students are ready to roll

    Sushi students are ready to roll
    On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Kate Williams stood behind the sushi bar at Pabu in Harbor East's Four Seasons Hotel, concentrating as she carefully wrapped a bamboo mat around rice-strewn seaweed. Chef Jonah Kim, the executive chef at Pabu, stood next...
  • The Asia opportunity

    The Asia opportunity
    Over the past two years, the Obama administration has focused greater diplomatic attention and military resources on East Asia as part of a policy described as a "pivot" or "rebalancing." While American leaders are loath to admit it publicly, this is a...
  • Editorial: Don't fall prey to credit card information thievery

    There are those who have observed that the global economy has always been part of the human experience. The demand for exotic goods, ranging from salt and spices to gold, led to the establishment of the Silk Road linking Europe and eastern Asia, trans-...
  • Girl Scouts thinking about Asia -- and a Bronze Award [Lutherville]

    Girl Scouts thinking about Asia -- and a Bronze Award [Lutherville]
    Our local Girl Scout Thinking Day, which was enjoyed by girls from Daisy Scouts through Seniors last month, was planned and executed as part of Junior Troop 2264's Bronze Award. The girls chose Asia as the theme, rather than a single country. According to...
  • Diverse Howard County highlighted at South Asia Culture Cafe

    Diverse Howard County highlighted at South Asia Culture Cafe
    The Miller Branch of the Howard County Library System in Ellicott City was transformed Sunday into a bustling showcase of dancing, singing and food — home of the South Asia Culture Café. The café, sponsored by the library system and Columbia...
  • Martek Biosciences part of Dutch conglomerate's vision

    Martek Biosciences part of Dutch conglomerate's vision
    Wearing a purple-and-white tie and a gray suit, Feike Sijbesma, head of Dutch multinational conglomerate Royal DSM, was whisked from meeting to meeting at the Columbia headquarters of Martek Biosciences Corp. on a recent weekday. He had spoken to the...
  • O'Malley planning more foreign travel

    Fresh from a 10-day trade mission to Asia, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he hopes to make more foreign trips during his second term. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have requested a detailed accounting of public money spent on the expedition. O'...
  • O'Malley Asia trip was worth the cost

    O'Malley Asia trip was worth the cost
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. led trade missions to Singapore, China and Israel. His lieutenant governor, Michael S. Steele, went to Ghana, South Africa, Paris, Barbados and Israel. Former Gov. Parris N. Glendening took overseas trips with an aide who...