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  • Put Baltimore back to work

    Put Baltimore back to work
    Labor Day weekend — the annual celebration of the American worker and our last summer fling — seems also a fitting time to review the state of working Baltimore. The facts are these: •Baltimore City's unemployment rate, as of July, is...
  • Cherry picking the statistics on minimum wage laws

     Cherry picking the statistics on minimum wage laws
    In your recent editorial supporting a higher minimum wage, you mention that Vermont has one the highest minimum wages in the country, at $8.60 an hour, and also one of the lowest unemployment rates, at 4.6 percent ("Raise wages — no strings...
  • Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here

    Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement this month of an investment of $1.5 billion into the state's transportation program came close on the heels of President Barack Obama's recent commitment to grow national manufacturing. Both of these efforts represent...
  • Md.'s job base returns to pre-recession levels

    Md.'s job base returns to pre-recession levels
    Maryland's job base is finally back to the size it was half a decade ago — before the deep recession gouged a big chunk out of it. It's a psychologically important milepost in the long slog toward recovery, one reached as the nation is still...
  • The unproductive shutdown

    The unproductive shutdown
    For many Americans, the shutdown of the federal government has few, if any, immediate consequences. The mail will still be delivered, taxes will be owed, and many other services will continue for a time (even as some basic functions, from keeping Head...
  • Huge distribution warehouse planned for former GM site

    Huge distribution warehouse planned for former GM site
    The owner of the former General Motors factory site in Southeast Baltimore has applied for a city permit to build a huge warehouse that would employ up to 2,600 people, according to documents filed with the city planning department. The 2.8 million-...
  • Federal government shutdown likely to impact Harford

    Federal government shutdown likely to impact Harford
    The impact of the federal government shutdown Tuesday is likely to have an impact well beyond the boundaries of Aberdeen Proving Ground and the 23,000 civilians, contractors and uniformed military who work at the military installation. Not only is APG...
  • Website ranks Howard 8th best county to work in nationwide

    Howard County is among the top 10 best counties to work in across the nation, according to a study released this week by the website NerdWallet.com. The county ranked eighth on the list, which was based on jobs, high salaries, growth and short commutes....
  • Councilman Stokes is right to ask what taxpayers are getting for their $107 million subsidy of Harbor Point

    Councilman Stokes is right to ask what taxpayers are getting for their $107 million subsidy of Harbor Point
    It is irresponsible for The Sun to suggest that a single city councilman is holding up giving taxpayers' money away to a millionaire developer ("Stokes holds up Harbor Point," June 21). Why should elected officials give carte blanche to developers for...
  • Who benefits from immigration reform?

    After many ups and downs, Congressional passage of comprehensive immigration reform now looks possible. In exchange for tighter border controls, an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants will receive a path to citizenship. The biggest players in the...
  • Job turnover increases in recovering market

    Job turnover increases in recovering market
    Patrick McAvoy knew his job had some drawbacks. As a contract employee at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he lacked benefits and long-term stability, but he stayed on as an events coordinator for three years, hoping to be hired full time and seeing...
  • Why is O'Malley silent on NSA spying?

    Why is O'Malley silent on NSA spying?
    As it turns out, we are "one" Maryland, as Gov. Martin O'Malley likes to say — one Maryland under surveillance by thousands of people who live and work in this state. The fact that Maryland is the spy capital of the United States is the story...