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  • California productivity surges as employment shrinks, report finds

    California productivity surges as employment shrinks, report finds
    Manufacturing jobs in California have decreased dramatically — 40% of them gone in less than 25 years — but productivity in the state is leading the nation. Even as the workforce has shriveled under the pressure of automation, offshoring and...
  • Factory output in California surging despite job losses

    California manufacturers really can do more with less. The output of state factories has surged 73% during the last 15 years — twice as fast as the rest of the nation — even as the sector bleeds jobs, according to a new report from the Los...
  • Grow Md. economy through innovation [Letter]

    Grow Md. economy through innovation [Letter]
    The Sun's editorial, "Maryland's stagnant economy" (June 12), noted that a better way to improve economic growth is to "foster private investment and entrepreneurship, start-ups and business incubators," in addition to action being taken by the state...
  • Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy

    Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy
    During the campaign for governor, it is safe to assume that economic issues will be discussed in detail. As the conversation meanders through familiar territory — deficits, debt, unfunded liabilities, job data, taxes and expenditures — one...
  • Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security

    Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security
    Deputy sheriffs at the Baltimore County circuit courthouse in Towson say their dwindling numbers and inability to hire new employees in the past four years has left them increasingly concerned about security. Union leaders say the small agency is...
  • How Tea Party tax cuts are turning Kansas into a smoking ruin

    Sam Brownback, the Republican governor of Kansas, doesn't just believe in whistling past the graveyard--he's willing to stroll past it in full-throated song. The graveyard is where the economy of Kansas has been buried since 2012, when Brownback and his...
  • 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...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • 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,áStiglitz 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...