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  • Harford delegate decries Affordable Care Act in Maryland [Letter to the editor]

     Editor: Anyone who thought Obamacare was a problem better be prepared for the new regulations regarding hospital services in Maryland. The state just negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will have an historic impact on health care...
  • Inequality is the new norm in America [Commentary]

    Inequality is the new norm in America [Commentary]
    Inequality is replacing the American dream, because the U.S. economy — thanks to Washington's mismanagement — is underperforming. America still produces one fifth of the world's goods and services, but it accounts for a much smaller share of...
  • Big, old trees keep growing and capturing carbon, study finds

    Big, old trees keep growing and capturing carbon, study finds
    Scientists who gathered decades of measurements from hundreds of thousands of trees all over the world are punching a hole in the common assumption that large, old trees are biologically pretty much over the hill. To the contrary, researchers found that...
  • U.S. manufacturers poised to ramp up spending

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. industrial production last year grew faster than the overall economy, speeding up especially in the fourth quarter. Yet factories added only about 60,000 jobs over the year, just one-third the rate of growth for all employers. Part of...
  • How to make lethargic L.A. grow

    How to make lethargic L.A. grow
    The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
  • Apple promises to return features removed from Mac version of iWork

    Apple promises to return features removed from Mac version of iWork
    In a move to appease power users, Apple has issued a note promising that popular features removed from the latest versions of the iWork Mac productivity apps will return within the next six months. The Cupertino, Calif., tech company released new...
  • Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds

    Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds
    WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday....
  • The dragon is awake

    The dragon is awake
    There is intense focus on Beijing this week, as the plenary meeting of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee, which includes President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, concludes after a series of discussions on economic reforms designed to...
  • How your company is watching your waistline

    How your company is watching your waistline
    Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
  • Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.

    Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.
    The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years. It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
  • China eases its one-child policy

    China eases its one-child policy
    BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...