| Jul 4, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank.
He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Colorado this week became the first state to regulate smartphone rides-on-demand businesses such as Uber.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday measures that mandate drivers pass background checks, vehicles be inspected by mechanics and ride...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that Maryland's gross domestic product or GDP, a primary measure of the economy's health, was unchanged in 2013. That zero growth rate caused Maryland to be ranked second to last among all...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
A Downers Grove quilting and sewing shop has shut its doors, becoming at least the third store in the downtown area to close in the past year.
The Quilt Basket at 1012 Curtiss Street closed in late May after a going-out-of-business sale.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:07 PM
To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity.
Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Juggling the rising cost of textbooks, tuition, food and rent is a little more manageable now for rising University of Maryland, Baltimore County senior Keyerra Jeter, thanks to a June 1 raise in starting pay to $9 per hour for Gap Inc.'s 65,000...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday.
The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Ian Toner, an architect in Philadelphia, recently went to city offices for a permit to build a stoop for a client's home. The city, he learned, had just imposed new requirements: he would have to get maps from gas, electric, water and other utilities to...
| Jun 13, 2014
Enrollment in health insurance through Virginia's federally facilitated state marketplace, established by the Affordable Care Act, is continuing.
While open enrollment for 2014 ended on March 31, there are changes in status and other situations that...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:50 AM
I came of age in 1980, just as the women's movement hit its full stride, and those were the days. At my first real job I had sign that read: "Women have to do twice as much to be thought of half as good as men; luckily, this is not difficult."
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...