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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures

    Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures
    For Maryland's building industry, the good times may be coming back. The construction sector, which has been in the tank for the better part of five years, is on the verge of receiving a sizable infusion of money from recent decisions in Annapolis....
  • General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh
    General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow. With production under way at the...
  • 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,...
  • 'VEEP' and 'Cards' bringing money, glam to our gritty city

    'VEEP' and 'Cards' bringing money, glam to our gritty city
    Only three years ago, Baltimore and Maryland were all but out of the TV and film production business. After the glory years of “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire” and tens of millions of HBO dollars spent here on...
  • 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...