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  • Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts

    Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts
    President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget. Obama...
  • No, Mr. Hogan, Baltimore is not in decline

    No, Mr. Hogan, Baltimore is not in decline
    We welcome and support Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's view that Baltimore City should be Maryland's economic engine ("Hogan says city should drive state economy," Dec. 30). But his unfortunate use of hyperbole to assert that in Baltimore City, "There's no...
  • Record competition for stem cell grants means tough choices for state officials

    Record competition for stem cell grants means tough choices for state officials
    The competition for Maryland's stem cell research grants will be stiffer than ever as applications flood in next month, forcing officials to be more selective even as scientists worry that the state's fiscal problems and a new administration in...
  • Hogan says city should drive state economy

    Hogan says city should drive state economy
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, developing a strategy for improving Maryland's economy, says Baltimore should be the state's primary economic engine. "It should be a driver of the whole state," Hogan told The Baltimore Sun Tuesday. "It hasn't been as strong...
  • Federal spending in Md. falls by $1.2 billion, new report finds

    Federal spending in Md. falls by $1.2 billion, new report finds
    Federal spending in Maryland fell by nearly $1.2 billion last year, a nonpartisan research group reported Tuesday — the latest sign that congressional belt-tightening is having an impact in a state long buoyed by the federal checkbook. The...
  • Union woes muddle prospects for job seekers at Baltimore port

    Alisha Rhodes dreams of providing a stable middle-class life for her family, and sees landing a job on Baltimore's shipping piers as her best option for getting there. "I have three kids that I need to support with a better job," said the 26-year-old...
  • Outspoken economist could help shape state's future

    Outspoken economist could help shape state's future
    Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice and insights shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and, now, as a member of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future. In the decade since he...
  • Manufacturing boot camp matches trainees with jobs

    Manufacturing boot camp matches trainees with jobs
    Malik Williams always thought manufacturing meant working in a steel mill, a job that seemed gone for good from Baltimore. But since mid-October, the 20-year-old White Marsh resident has made his way onto factory floors to watch workers blend olive oil,...
  • New BDC plan calls for more small-business incentives

    New BDC plan calls for more small-business incentives
    New Baltimore Development Corp. president William H. Cole IV wants to increase incentives for small and midsize businesses by $4 million annually, boost small city loans for start-up firms by $500,000, and attract 13 international companies to the city....
  • Hogan says state's economic picture even bleaker than he thought

    Hogan says state's economic picture even bleaker than he thought
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Monday that new budget figures show Maryland's economic picture is even bleaker than he had warned during his campaign, and will make it tougher to devise a plan to cut taxes. "Even I am surprised by the magnitude of the...
  • Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state

    Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state
    Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years, and the state's job market is feeling the pain. Years of tightening budgets have brought federal hiring to the...