| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2014
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,...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Maryland gained 9,300 jobs in April as businesses threw off the paralyzing effects of the frigid winter, according to federal estimates released Friday.
The state's unemployment rate inched down to 5.5 percent as more Marylanders got back to work, the U....
| May 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
After the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, the city needs to figure out how to spend an estimated windfall of at least $15 million a year meant for the neighborhoods around the casino.
Officials and community members said they want to...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled.
| 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"...