| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Nov 3, 2013
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 —...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:45 PM
BEIJING – Life expectancy is 5.5 years lower in northern China than in the south because of heavy air pollution, a study examining 20 years of data concludes.
The research -- published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast for U.S. and global economic growth this year, citing the European recession and reduced demand worldwide.
The world economy will grow 3.1% this year, the IMF said, down...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:40 PM
WASHINGTON — After leading the way out of the global recession, China and other big developing economies now are growing slower, a significant shift in momentum that augers weaker world growth and softer demand for U.S. exporters.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Companies are more upbeat about the economy and have increased hiring despite a slowdown in sales in the second quarter, a panel of business economists said Monday.
Nearly 30% of economists reported higher payrolls at their firms in the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:20 PM
When Wall Street finally stopped living in fear of another bust, the opposite happened: a market boom that propelled U.S. stocks to their biggest rally in at least 16 years.
Share prices ended Tuesday with more gains, capping a stunning advance that...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On Jan. 1 of this year, over 2.5 million low-paid workers throughout the country got a raise. Unfortunately, none of these workers lives in Maryland.
Thanks to minimum wage increases that took effect on New Year's Day in 13 states, including Arizona,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The economy is likely to continue dragging in a slow recovery this year, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told a Maryland bankers group Friday.
The economy will grow an estimated 2 percent to 2.25 percent, about the same as since the...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market.
For the second straight month, American exports...
| Jan 12, 2014
Maryland employers could pick up the pace of job creation to 40,000 positions this year, according to some forecasts, but one local economist expects a slowdown instead.
Moody's Analytics and Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute...