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  • Productivity at U.S. companies grows at slower pace

    At the end of the production line at the World's Finest Chocolate factory on Chicago's Southwest Side, workers must pack 115 large boxes with smaller cases of chocolate-covered cherries every hour or Audra Lee records the slippage on a board with a red...
  • Explore the world's limits via Google's John Hanke

    Explore the world's limits via Google's John Hanke
    When Silicon Valley wizard John Hanke developed Google Earth a little more than a decade ago, he put advanced, interactive mapping technology in the hands of consumers. It was a major breakthrough, but Hanke has moved on since then. As director of...
  • Understanding the deep roots of entitlement woes

    Understanding the deep roots of entitlement woes
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday columns are usually thought-provoking, but not always in the way he intended. His latest opinion piece laments the vastly expanded entitlement economy — what he calls "a European-style welfare state" ("...
  • April: National Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month

    April: National Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month
    April is National Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges residents to help stop the threat that invasive plant pests pose to the state’s agricultural and...
  • A nuclear opportunity

    A nuclear opportunity
    Companies supplying components for the nuclear power industry are located throughout the United States, including a number in Maryland. These manufacturing firms have developed businesses providing components and equipment required for the maintenance and...
  • Policy pits candy against sugar

    Policy pits candy against sugar
    Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
  • Global economy remains weak, OECD says, cutting growth forecast

    Global economy remains weak, OECD says, cutting growth forecast
    WASHINGTON -- The global economic recovery remains weak and growth this year will be lower than projected six months ago but will pick up in 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday. World economic output is...
  • Baltimore-based STX plans line of ice hockey equipment

    Baltimore-based STX plans line of ice hockey equipment
    STX, which built its business through innovation on the lacrosse field, aims to play in a larger but more slippery arena — the ice rink. The Baltimore-based sports equipment maker plans to introduce a line of ice hockey sticks and protective...
  • We don't have to settle for lost jobs and lower wages

    We don't have to settle for lost jobs and lower wages
    Jobs are returning with depressing slowness, and most of the new jobs pay less than the jobs that were lost in the Great Recession. Economic determinists assume that globalization and technological advancement necessarily condemn a large portion of...
  • Union exec answers Change of Subject readers' questions

     
    As a follow-up to my interview last week with Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31, Bayer agreed to answer some follow-up questions from readers of this blog. I selected......
  • Android powers 48% of smartphones globally, study says

     
    Google Android has 48% of worldwide global smartphone market, Canalys says: Google's Android is a success, there's no disputing that. Android has sat in the top spot for mobile operating systems worldwide since passing Nokia's Symbian by the end of last...