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  • O'Malley hails September jobs numbers

    For a politician crow is something you'd rather do than eat. For Gov. Martin O'Malley, that less-than-delectable bird is off the menu for now. September's jobs report, released Friday, brought the best numbers the state has seen in a long time. The U.S....
  • Obama's economic spin: a new pony or manure?

    Obama's economic spin: a new pony or manure?
    It was arguably Ronald Reagan's favorite joke. In one version, two kids -- one an optimist, the other a pessimist -- rush downstairs on Christmas morning. The pessimistic kid gets a new bike and weeps that he'll probably break it soon. The optimistic...
  • Northrop Grumman plans cuts of up to 350 jobs

    Northrop Grumman plans cuts of up to 350 jobs
    Northrop Grumman will cut up to 350 jobs from its electronics systems sector, with most of the reductions likely in the Baltimore area, the defense giant said Tuesday. The company said it will offer buyouts first and turn to layoffs early next year if it...
  • Carroll economy 'on the move,' economist says

    Carroll economy 'on the move,' economist says
    Carroll County is steadily recovering from the recession, as evidenced by recent unemployment rates and real estate data, economist Anirban Basu said Wednesday. "This county is now on the move," Basu said at an Economic Outlook breakfast presented by...
  • On job creation, Obama beats Romney

    On job creation, Obama beats Romney
    When Mitt Romney ran for Massachusetts governor in 2002, the private equity magnate said he was uniquely qualified to create jobs, particularly in the private sector, and to lure employers to the Bay State. Instead, under his leadership the state was the...
  • Park service says police furloughs no longer needed

    The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police. The announcement came after Park Police officers — who patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and several sites in Maryland — had served three of...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Letter: Tax breaks have succeeded in accelerating federal deficits

    I am not a Democrat nor Republican. I'm what my voter registration calls "unaffiliated." I like to think that it allows me to accept and consider anything political, from all sides. In addition, I have a very pragmatic outlook on all things. Plus, my...
  • Fort Meade reaches agreement with union on furloughs

    Fort Meade reaches agreement with union on furloughs
    Fort Meade announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with the union representing Department of Defense employees on how proposed civilian furloughs will be handled. Civilian employees face up to 22 days of furlough — about a 20 percent...
  • Carroll unemployment rate drops for third straight month

    Carroll unemployment rate drops for third straight month
    Carroll County's unemployment rate has dropped for the third straight month, according to information from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The county's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April down from 6.1 percent in...
  • Epic Games closes Baltimore County location

    Epic Games closes Baltimore County location
    Epic Games Inc., a North Carolina-based video game manufacturer, closed its office in Baltimore County last month, laying off 40 employees, Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Thursday. Epic announced in August it was opening...
  • Md. sheds 6,200 jobs in April, Labor Department says

    Md. sheds 6,200 jobs in April, Labor Department says
    Maryland employers slashed 6,200 jobs in April, cutting short a string of gains, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday, as the state began feeling the pinch of federal budget sequestration and cutbacks in consumer spending. But the government's...