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  • 6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul

    6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul
    A local union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against an employer who they claim is allowing them only 6 minutes a day to use the bathroom. Members of the Teamsters Local 743 who build sink stations at WaterSaver Faucet Co....
  • Big business finally learns that wellness is good business

    2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines. Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should...
  • A Nobel laureate punctures the myth of the American 'golden age'

    A Nobel laureate punctures the myth of the American 'golden age'
    Nobel economist Joseph E. Stiglitz has taken aim at the enduring and dangerous myth that the postwar years ushered in an American golden age of opportunity that can, or should, be recaptured today. In the current Politico Magazine, Stiglitz offers an...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • 'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
  • Steven Spielberg frenzy: Two films coming in 10-month span

    Steven Spielberg frenzy: Two films coming in 10-month span
    Steven Spielberg tends to have a distinct pattern in his moviemaking--He’ll take a hiatus of as much as two years, then come back with a few movies in quick succession. Early last decade he didn’t have a movie for a couple years when “...
  • Robert B. Reich: The three biggest right-wing lies about poverty

    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To...
  • The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]

    The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]
    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty....
  • What is the likely path of Fed interest rates?

    What is the likely path of Fed interest rates?
    Federal Reserve policymakers conclude their two-day meeting Wednesday, and it's almost certain that the central bank will make another cut in its bond-buying stimulus and downgrade its near-term economic growth outlook to reflect the poor first quarter....
  • Fed stays the course on rates

    Fed stays the course on rates
    The Federal Reserve seemed to give investors and the business world just about everything they wanted to hear. The Fed endorsed the view that the sharp contraction in the first quarter was a blip: The economy has rebounded from the weather-related...
  • Briar Rabbit makes new-school soul sounds

    Briar Rabbit makes new-school soul sounds
    Phillip-Michael Scales is a local singer-songwriter who goes by Briar Rabbit. He has just released his latest album, “From Your Bones,” which is as literate and soulful a pop album as its predecessors. Scales' uncle is B.B. King —...