| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:26 PM
The Ravens have exercised their fifth-year option on starting cornerback Jimmy Smith, according to league sources.
Smith is now due a partially guaranteed $6.898 million base salary in 2015, compensation that becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:46 PM
As private-sector companies that offer traditional pensions grow scarce, individuals are left to navigate retirement savings largely on their own, often turning to employer-sponsored 401(k) programs to help create a nest egg.
Those who don't can turn...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The CEO of a Hunt Valley-based real estate investment trust, which has a portfolio of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the U.S., was awarded $7.3 million in compensation for 2013, a year that the firm’s returns placed it among...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation.
Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The owners of the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby have a right to their religious beliefs. So do their 28,000 employees. And the citizens of the United States also have a right to a government that protects their health and welfare.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The bungled roll-out of the website used by Americans who want to enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has obscured the fundamental reasons why the U.S. must make health reform work: a vital component of a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The operator of concessions at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has joined with several local business organizations to provide new "enrichment" programs for its workers.
The move comes amid an effort by Unite Here, a labor union in the hospitality...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Calls this year to raise the state and federal minimum wages from $7.25 to $10.10 brought the expected political responses from both sides of the aisle. Regrettably, neither side's response is clearly supported in reality. The final outcome will minimally...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
When the bill arrived from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, I expected to open it and see that I owed $250 by March 15.
Instead it was for $286. That's $36 more than Maryland health exchange website showed my insurance plan would cost.
This was the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Now that the Ravens have finalized their $28.5 million contract extension with Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, they still have a considerable amount of unfinished business.
The Ravens are in active negotiations with many of their unrestricted...