| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday.
The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A decade ago, the South Side reveled in a surge of development, with condos and town houses sprouting from some of its empty lots.
But the recession, which stifled construction all over the city, hit the South Side the hardest, a Tribune analysis of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Maryland might be a relatively pricey place to live, but the average resident can afford it — and then some.
That's what a first-ever breakdown of consumer spending by state suggests. Per-person spending on goods and services for Maryland...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame.
The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Baltimore may have abandoned its "City that Reads" slogan too soon.
Federal consumer spending data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Baltimore-area residents spent an average of $154 annually on books, newspapers, magazines...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:03 PM
After months of negotiations, one strike and the threat of another, and intervention from the governor, Johns Hopkins Hospital and 2,000 service workers reached a tentative labor agreement early Tuesday that some said could become an "important benchmark"...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
— An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce.
While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Silicon Valley giant Oracle Corp. plans to acquire Columbia-based Micros Systems Inc. for $5.3 billion in a deal executives and industry observers said could generate local job growth instead of the typical corporate consolidation.
In the deal...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year.
In a letter to...