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  • 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...
  • Report: Connecticut's Greenhouse Gas Levels Are Down, But More Action Is Needed

    Levels of greenhouse gas emissions in Connecticut have been pushed back to where they were decades ago, but much more needs to be done to meet the state's climate goals, a new state report says. Investments in energy efficiency, a regional shift to...
  • ALEC fires back, but proves its 'pro-business' state index is bogus

    ALEC fires back, but proves its 'pro-business' state index is bogus
    Plainly stung by the chorus of ridicule that has greeted their latest attempt to paint anti-union policies and tax cuts for the rich as pathways to economic nirvana, the folks at the American Legislative Exchange Council have struck back with a...
  • Economic growth slows to a crawl in first quarter

    The American economy barely grew in the first quarter as the harsh winter weather appears to have knocked business investment and other activity even harder than previously thought. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy expanded at a...
  • India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi

    India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi
    As his party absorbed a crushing election defeat, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left office Saturday, ending a 10-year run that began with strong economic growth but collapsed amid corruption scandals and political paralysis that he was seen as too...
  • It's California's chance to strike a blow for workers' rights

    Everybody's talking about inequality, but some California legislators actually mean to do something about it. A bill by two state senators, Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), would raise the state's corporate tax rate on...
  • How to avoid distractions when working from home

    How to avoid distractions when working from home
    Telecommuting has made great strides over the last decade. U.S. Census Bureau statistics have identified key telecommuting trends, noting that 45 percent of the American workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least part-time work from home....
  • Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy emerging from a weather-induced winter slowdown but gave no hints of when the central bank might start raising rock-bottom interest rates. In Capitol Hill...
  • 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...
  • Top CEOs downgrade economic growth forecasts, expect to spend less

    Top CEOs downgrade economic growth forecasts, expect to spend less
    Top U.S. chief executives slightly downgraded their economic growth forecast and fewer said they expected to increase investments in their businesses amid uncertainty over whether Congress will reinstate some key corporate tax provisions, according to a...