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  • Sharp drop in federal employment expected

    Sharp drop in federal employment expected
    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,...
  • Sun Products to close Baltimore manufacturing plant

    Sun Products to close Baltimore manufacturing plant
    Household products maker Sun Products Corp. said Tuesday that it will close its nearly 90-year-old Baltimore manufacturing plant in June, laying off almost 300 workers and adding another name to the region's long list of former factories. Production...
  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says

    Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts. Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
  • In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven

    In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven
    To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes. At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...
  • A year of challenges for city residents

    A year of challenges for city residents
    A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there. "We...
  • Report paints dire picture of city's finances

    Report paints dire picture of city's finances
    A report by a consultant hired by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration paints a dire picture of future city finances — opening the door for Baltimore officials to propose widespread cuts, including to city employees' health and pension...
  • Md. businesses hope for more influence in Annapolis

    Md. businesses hope for more influence in Annapolis
    Maryland's business leaders are increasing efforts to speak with a louder, more unified voice to state officials, seeing in looming federal budget cuts the necessity — or opportunity — to focus more attention on the private sector. The...
  • Economic development professionals come together for summit

    Hosted by the BWI Business Partnership, economic development professionals from around the Baltimore-Washington corridor will gather for a Regional Economic Development Summit, Thursday, March 14 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Baltimore BWI...
  • Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now

    Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now
    A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared. But the...
  • Same-sex marriage law good for business, employers say

    Same-sex marriage law good for business, employers say
    As a longtime Federal Hill business owner, Penny Troutner cheered the passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law. Not only does the owner of Light Street Cycles believe it's a matter of fairness, she believes it's good for business. That goes for...