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  • 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...
  • UMMS defends use of interest rate swaps

    UMMS defends use of interest rate swaps
    The University of Maryland Medical System has set aside tens of millions of dollars because of complex financial transactions related to interest rates that have not paid off — yet. The medical system cannot use those funds — $93 million at...
  • Minimum wage hike would hurt young

     Minimum wage hike would hurt young
    I applaud The Sun's editorial board for recognizing (at least by implication) that raising the minimum wage is an election year gimmick ("Raise wages — no strings attached Sept. 9). What concerns me is that you find it "hard to discern" what...
  • 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...
  • Foley, new Fort Meade commander, braces for more cuts

    Foley, new Fort Meade commander, braces for more cuts
    Col. Brian Foley has taken command of Fort Meade at a challenging time for the U.S. military. With the end of the war in Iraq in 2011 and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan next year, growth in defense spending was already expected to taper. Then...
  • Some hospital CEOs get bigger compensation packages

    Some hospital CEOs get bigger compensation packages
    Many Maryland hospital and health system CEOs received pay increases in recent years even as they complained of shrinking profit margins and warned of cutbacks unless they could increase the rates they charge. Eleven executives earning seven-figure...
  • Maryland lost 9,200 jobs in July

    Maryland lost 9,200 jobs in July
    Employers in Maryland cut 9,200 jobs in July, pushing the state's unemployment rate up to 7.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday. Maryland, whose jobless rate was 7 percent in June, is among 28 states and the District of Columbia in...
  • Defense employees frustrated by furloughs

    Defense employees frustrated by furloughs
    Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week. The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • The cruelty of cutting food stamps

    The cruelty of cutting food stamps
    As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
  • 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...
  • President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
    THE PRESIDENT:  To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans.   Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a...