| 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,...
| 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"...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Baltimore may lose hundreds of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in economic activity and half of the port's containerized cargo following the state's decision not to build a new rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park.
State and port officials...
| 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 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...
| 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'...