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  • Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland

     Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland
    On Nov. 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as food stamps) will be reduced, creating ramifications beyond the already incomprehensible fact that more than one in eight central Maryland residents (and one in five...
  • Few signs of compromise

    Few signs of compromise
    While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...
  • The grim economics of food stamps

    The day after Halloween, the federal government rolled back food stamp benefits for all 47.6 million people who receive them, officially ending one of the last remaining stimulus efforts left over from President Obama's first months in office —...
  • China's planned urban growth bodes ill for environment

    Premier Li Keqiang wants to wean the Chinese economy off its dependence on export trade in cheap electronics, clothes, toys and tchotchkes of all variety. Let the Chinese people consume instead, he says, and let them consume products and services of...
  • Tax Reform Key To Sparking Slow Economy

    The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform's Senate...
  • Increase your productivity with an electric multitool

    DEAR TIM: I'm anxious to get started on several projects now that spring is here. I have my eye on one of the electric oscillating multitools. I wonder if you've used one and can comment on what to consider when selecting one. My biggest fear is I...
  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
  • Public input sought on transportation priorities

    Public input sought on transportation priorities
    Cook County residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on setting transportation priorities for future projects – from roads to bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways – and to tell officials about existing strengths and...
  • Are unions necessary?

    Short answer: Yes. The question is posed by an exchange launched by Evan Soltas at Bloomberg View, and answered by Michael Wasser of the workers rights organization Jobs for Justice. Soltas has defended himself against Wasser's response, so this could...
  • Fourth-quarter economic growth cut to 2.4%

    Fourth-quarter economic growth cut to 2.4%
    WASHINGTON -- Fourth-quarter economic growth was revised down sharply Friday to 2.4% as new data showed consumers opened their wallets less in the face of severe weather and businesses sold fewer goods abroad than initially estimated. The new figures...
  • Severe winter weather estimated to cost U.S. economy nearly $50 billion

    Severe winter weather estimated to cost U.S. economy nearly $50 billion
    The severe weather that has hit much of the country this winter has cost the economy nearly $50 billion in lost productivity and 76,000 jobs, according to a new survey. Snow, ice and bitter cold will shave about 0.3 percentage point from economic...