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  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
  • Government employment statistics lie [Letter]

    Government employment statistics lie [Letter]
    The liberal media are not telling Americans the truth about the state of the country's economy. Over 70 percent of Americans believe the economy is still in bad shape, despite the stock market's comeback. While the U.S. Department of Labor reports...
  • Lawmakers take another look at military retiree cut

    Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement. Several proposals...
  • Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms

    Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms
    The stock market's banner year brought good news to Baltimore money management firms, with leaders pointing to a rising tide that buoyed their funds and their companies' prospects. Market indices soared in 2013, with the S&P 500 up almost 30 percent,...
  • End of unemployment benefits will hit Baltimore hard [Letter]

    End of unemployment benefits will hit Baltimore hard [Letter]
    When I ran for mayor of Baltimore, my campaign was as simple as it gets: jobs, jobs, jobs. In an economic climate that has millions of Marylanders struggling to pay their bills, it makes no sense that Congress would forgo policies that offer at least some...
  • Ex-state cabinet member Fielder named Bel Air town administrator

    Ex-state cabinet member Fielder named Bel Air town administrator
    James D. Fielder Jr. was appointed by Bel Air commissioners as the new town administrator during a meeting Monday night. Fielder, who was a cabinet secretary in two state administrations, replaces Chris Schlehr, who retired Dec. 31 after serving the town...
  • Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]

    Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]
    I strongly disagree with Frank Conaway Sr.'s premise in a recent letter to the editor that people who lost their extended unemployment benefits will "have no choice but to take matters in their own hands, robbing and stealing to put food on the table...
  • O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension

    O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension
    Fourteen Democratic governors have signed a letter drafted by Gov. Martin O'Malley that calls on Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits quickly or risk slowing the nation's economic recovery. "Congress should extend unemployment benefits, as...
  • Howard unemployment hits lowest rate in 5 years

    Howard County's unemployment rate is at its lowest level in five years, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Tuesday. November data show Howard's unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, tied with Montgomery County for the lowest in the state. November...
  • MPT faces proposed $20,000 fine from FCC

    MPT faces proposed $20,000 fine from FCC
    The Federal Communication Commission's Media Bureau has proposed a $20,000 fine against Maryland Public Television for alleged violations of the agency's equal opportunity employment rules and "false" reporting to the FCC about the alleged infractions....
  • Economists' forecasts for Maryland vary — from better growth to worse

    Economists' forecasts for Maryland vary — from better growth to worse
    Maryland employers could pick up the pace of job creation to 40,000 positions this year, according to some forecasts, but one local economist expects a slowdown instead. Moody's Analytics and Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute...
  • Jos. Bank headquarters town hopes for best in takeover battle

    Jos. Bank headquarters town hopes for best in takeover battle
    Consumers know Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for deals such as buy-one-get-two men's suits, but to residents of Hampstead, it's the good corporate citizen that spared the town as Black & Decker withered. Now the northern Carroll County town faces the prospect...