| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Americans' penny-pinching is over, as the tightwad ways of the economic downturn make way for big-spender behavior, according to a new report from Santa Monica-based research group IBISWorld.
Nearly five years after the recession began, consumers are...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Sparrows Point's new owners are setting a three-month deadline for interested parties to bid on the idled steel mill complex — in whole or in pieces.
That's slightly longer than the 10 weeks the Baltimore County property was marketed during its...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Strong auto manufacturing and output from utilities pushed industrial production to swell 1.1% in April, its fastest growth rate in more than a year.
Motor vehicles and parts, coming off a strong sales season, increased nearly 4%. After unexpectedly warm...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:27 AM
About 300 employees of a Holly Hill manufacturer were evacuated for hours after staff in the HR department found a threatening voice-mail that indicated a bomb had been placed on the property, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Cops were able to trace the...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 8:12 AM
After being touted months ago as a main driver of the recovery, the U.S. manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in nearly three years last month amid tepid demand and an unpredictable economy.
A factory index calculated by the Institute for...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Factories got a vote of confidence in May, with customers placing more orders for U.S.-made goods after two months of declines, according to the government.
But the 0.7% uptick in demand to $469 billion in new orders may not mask an overall decline in...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Industrial employment in Maryland and Washington, D.C., fell 2.3 percent in a year-over-year period ending in May, with layoffs at defense contractor AAI Corp. and the closure of the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills contributing to job losses,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:57 PM
The final votes are tallied and at last it's time to stop talking and start creating jobs.
The self-proclaimed job creators who ran for office did create jobs — especially during their campaigns — but those jobs were temporary. Now that the...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Drew Greenblatt's company has grown every year for the past six years — something many other firms, buffeted by the sharp recession, can't claim.
What makes that all the more notable: It's a manufacturer. In Baltimore.
With 35 employees, up from...
| Dec 20, 2012
For a class of troublesome flame retardants, this appeared to be the end of an era.
After years of study, scientists in the U.S. and Europe had reached an alarming conclusion: Flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, build up...