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Industrial Production

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  • Fast-growing local manufacturer? Yes, it is possible

    Fast-growing local manufacturer? Yes, it is possible
    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...
  • Toxic flame retardant may get a reprieve

    Toxic flame retardant may get a reprieve
    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...
  • Industrial employment in Baltimore-Washington area falls 2.3%

    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,...
  • Manufactured goods leading recovery? Orders improve in February

    Manufactured goods leading recovery? Orders improve in February
    The government had its own reassuring economic news in tandem with strong sales data from automakers such as Ford, GM and Chrysler: U.S. factories saw more orders in February after demand dropped the month before. Orders for manufactured goods rose 1.3%...
  • A level playing field for jobs

    A level playing field for jobs
    President Barack Obama is initiating an "Insourcing American Jobs" dialogue with top business leaders. The latter are always looking for tax breaks and special benefits, and this could quickly degenerate into pleas for special treatment — whereas...
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  • Spending spree forecast for homes, cars and restaurant meals

    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...
  • Sparrows Point steel mill up for sale — again

    Sparrows Point steel mill up for sale — again
    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...
  • President Obama tips his hand on Boeing and the NLRB

     
    Business groups and their allies in Washington have been trying for weeks to get President Obama to denounce the complaint that the National Labor Relations Board brought against Boeing, to no avail. A reporter put the question to Obama directly......
  • 861 days and $787 billion in, Obama pleads for more time on jobs

     
    Democrat Obama tells Iowa it will take more time to create the new jobs that were supposed to be here now....
  • Housing, industrial production data give conflicting signals

     
    Economists had been waiting for a series of data releases Tuesday for an indication of where the direction the economy was headed. But so far the numbers have been mixed. July housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted rate of......