| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
As the federal "fiscal cliff" approaches, an important group of Marylanders with a lot on the line has been largely ignored: children. The stakes are immense, because the recession has been hard on Maryland children, with one out of every seven living...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained more urgency last week as the final hopes of the steel mill reopening were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:00 AM
President Barack Obama expects the Republicans to give into his tax-hike demands ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage in trying to protect tax cuts for high-...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:14 PM
"Deep" and "sitcom" are not words often used in the same sentence.
But a visit to the "VEEP" soundstage in Columbia gave a glimpse of the larger cultural power of this savvy satire from HBO, returning for its second season Sunday night. I also came away...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to tackle the high unemployment rate among Maryland veterans, his office said Tuesday.
By the end of 2015, O'Malley aims to reduce veteran unemployment from 5.3 percent to below 3 percent, which economists would consider...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Baltimore County officials are urging workers who were laid off from the Sparrows Point steel mill this year to ensure they meet deadlines for receiving federal assistance.
The deadline for applying for Trade Adjustment Assistance is 26 weeks after a...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:28 PM
In Maryland, 93,000 teens and young adults are neither working nor in school, a trend that threatens future financial stability and predicts chronic joblessness, advocates said Monday.
And unemployment among those ages 16 to 24 is the highest in the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech.
Around the globe, what's...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Citigroup announced this morning it would lay off 11,000 employees — about 4 percent of its workforce — to save money.
A Citi spokesman said the layoffs are expected to have little impact in Maryland, where the company employs 3,600 workers....
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:36 PM
A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Sodexo Inc. plans to lay off 190 workers in May at its operations at Loyola University Maryland, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Thursday. The Gaithersburg-based company told regulators that the school at 4501 N. Charles St.,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Federal public defenders will begin taking furloughs this week because of forced spending cuts, raising concerns that reduced schedules will strain an already overburdened court system and compromise rights to adequate counsel and speedy trial.
In one of...