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  • 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...
  • Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...
  • Amazon's Sunday delivery to spread next year

    E-commerce giant Amazon will provide Sunday package delivery at no extra cost in two key cities and plans to expand the program dramatically next year. Kelly Cheeseman, an Amazon spokeswoman, didn't say whether Baltimore would be included in that...
  • Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds

    Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds
    WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday....
  • City officials say they won't sell money-losing Hilton

    City officials say they won't sell money-losing Hilton
    City officials said Thursday that they've ruled out selling the money-losing Hilton Baltimore convention center hotel, but hope to turn a profit on the $300 million project within a decade. The city could lose $60 million to $90 million if it sold the...
  • Port operations halted as longshoremen strike

    Port operations halted as longshoremen strike
    A strike by hundreds of longshoremen who work the port of Baltimore's docks idled one of the region's big economic engines. Launched early Wednesday morning, the strike shut down all of the port's public marine terminals, and its effects rippled out...
  • Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt

    Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt
    A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...
  • Defense employees frustrated by furloughs

    Defense employees frustrated by furloughs
    Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week. The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
  • Maryland gained jobs in June, but unemployment rises to 7%

    Maryland gained jobs in June, but unemployment rises to 7%
    For the second straight month, Maryland added jobs but saw its unemployment rate go up. The state's jobless rate rose to 7 percent in June from 6.7 percent in May, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. Unemployment also increased slightly from 6....
  • A few Baltimore restaurants dip into the Cronut craze

    A few Baltimore restaurants dip into the Cronut craze
    Hey, wanna buy a Cronut? We're talking a real Cronut here, the original cream-filled, glazed cross between a croissant and doughnut that you can buy at only one place in the world: the Dominique Ansel Bakery, a French pastry shop in New York City's SoHo...
  • Marylanders to travel more this Labor Day weekend, AAA says

    Marylanders to travel more this Labor Day weekend, AAA says
    Forecasts of sunny skies are combining with falling gas prices and an apparent "pent-up demand" for getaways to put Maryland on course for its busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the end of the recession. AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that 678,...