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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Irvine Co. drops 75 jobs

    The Irvine Co. has eliminated about 75 positions through a combination of layoffs and the closing of open positions, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday. The layoffs were mainly in the corporate administration and included areas...
  • Competing for conventions

    Competing for conventions
    If Baltimore manages to build the $900 million convention center expansion and arena proposed for the Inner Harbor, business and civic leaders say, the city will join a growing list of destinations competing to woo lucrative convention business with...
  • Jobs grew 6 percent in downtown Baltimore in 2010

    As the economy improved, the number of jobs in downtown Baltimore rose 6 percent last year — the first gain in three years and a much faster pace of employment growth than in the entire city, statistics to be released Tuesday by the Downtown...
  • Slow economic growth projected in Balto. Co.

    Baltimore County will continue to see slow economic growth in 2012, an economist told the county's Spending Affordability Committee on Wednesday at its first meeting of the year. "We know that the economic recovery continues to be quite fragile," Anirban...
  • Anxious Marylanders wait to see if Congress will act

    Failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to strike a deal on deficit reduction has left lawmakers scrambling to address a half-dozen bills of major importance to Marylanders, from extending tax breaks to paying Medicare doctors to securing federal...
  • Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland

    Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland
    Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same. Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
  • Key state lawmaker calls for property tax cap overhaul

    Key state lawmaker calls for property tax cap overhaul
    A state lawmaker who helps set tax policy is calling for an overhaul of Maryland's property tax cap law, after a Baltimore Sun investigation documented how the costly program has resulted in homeowners across Baltimore paying vastly different amounts...
  • U2 gives M&T Bank Stadium a boost

    U2 gives M&T Bank Stadium a boost
    Three years in the making, Wednesday's U2 concert at M&T Bank Stadium could attract a record crowd — along with gridlock in the streets — at a time when uncertainty over the NFL season leaves Baltimore looking for more ways to fill the...