Maryland employers hit the accelerator on job creation in February, adding 10,500 positions and bringing the state within shouting distance of recovering its recessionary losses — five years after they began.
More than 1,300 unmarried junior enlisted soldiers, sailors and other service members drive into Fort Meade every work day because they don't live on post — can't, actually, because the barracks are full and other homes there are for families.
The Baltimore area produces a lot of research, but the region is merely middling when it comes to patenting innovations. A new report suggests that high-profile efforts at change haven't taken hold yet.
Baltimore's economic performance over the last year ranks it 179th among the 300 largest metropolitan economies worldwide, according to a new report that describes the region as "partially recovered" from the last recession.
Fortunately for Gross-Ojekwe, gasoline prices are expected to level off in the coming weeks, experts say. But if the two events that pushed prices up to their current level — conflict in oil-producing Middle East countries and a hurricane passing through the Gulf of Mexico — worsen or recur, respectively, Marylanders like her may be forced to further change their spending habits to accommodate higher prices.
Baltimore County's decision to cut nearly 200 teaching positions last year has had far-reaching consequences in high schools, where many more students are packed into classrooms after hundreds of classes were dropped from the rolls.