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  • Duquette doesn't rule out Orioles signing a free-agent hitter

    Duquette doesn't rule out Orioles signing a free-agent hitter
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will not rule out another free agent acquisition to upgrade the team's offensive lineup, though top remaining hitter Kendrys Morales would require the club to give up its third pick in...
  • France, a down-in-the-dumps nation

    PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
  • LAX handles record number of foreign travelers in 2013

    LAX handles record number of foreign travelers in 2013
    Bolstered by an improving economy, Los Angeles International Airport handled more than 17.8 million foreign travelers in 2013, a record for the West Coast gateway that struggled for years to recover that portion of its market. The previous peak for...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year. Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
  • Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'

    Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'
    I was watching from inside my shiny tower in London’s financial district the day that Lehman Bros. collapsed. Bankers were walking out the revolving doors clutching files and family photos, economic refugees in well-cut suits. The party was over. Of...
  • U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos

     U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos
    The U.S. on Friday won an international trade case against China for duties placed on imports of American automobiles, a victory that Obama administration officials hoped would prevent Beijing from enacting discriminatory taxes in the future. China...
  • Under Armour stock surges as strong sales drive profit

    Under Armour stock surges as strong sales drive profit
    Under Armour finished 2013 with "eye-popping" quarterly results that beat sales and profit expectations and sent its stock price surging Thursday nearly $20 a share to over $100. Shares in the Baltimore-based apparel and footwear brand rose $19.54 each...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
  • 'Creating Global Opportunities' recounts rise of shipping firm Maersk

    A humble metal box measuring just 20 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet, the shipping container has changed the world. It helped usher in globalization, deliver bananas that taste fresh despite being picked weeks before, and provide the ability for companies...
  • U.S. prevails in WTO dispute with China over auto tariffs

     The World Trade Organization sided with the U.S. in a dispute with China over duties on imported American automobiles, the latest in a series of victories that the Obama administration hopes will halt Beijing's use of questionable tariffs to settle...
  • Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing

    Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing
    An extremist Nigerian insurgent leader boasted Monday that he had kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls who three weeks ago were loaded into trucks by gunmen in the dead of night, according to a video released to Agence France-Presse. "I abducted your...