| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Job losses. A crash in the stock market leading to declines in retirement savings portfolios. Businesses putting off plans to expand.
All of those scenarios could become a reality in Washington County and the rest of Maryland if the federal government...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:18 PM
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.
| Nov 30, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 2
Choral music Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus will sing the Christmas portion and selections from parts II and III of Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Attendance at the National Aquarium this year is expected to tick up a little more than 1 percent to 1.33 million, but remains significantly below levels experienced several years ago before the recession.
Still, an economic impact report to be released...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:34 PM
A group formed by a Maryland businessman argued in a report released Monday that the state's Department of Business and Economic Development is a political marketing organization rather than the job-creation agency it should be.
The department needs to...
| Nov 25, 2012
At our last Strategic Community Impact Plan (SCIP) Impact Council meeting, we concentrated on the Arts, Culture and Tourism Focus Group, which came up with four very specific goals for enhancing, educating, and promoting the cultural and arts...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Door-busters, bargains and sales — oh my!
Black Friday is just hours away and area retailers — including most stores at the Valley Mall and Hagerstown Premium Outlets — are gearing up for midnight openings on the biggest holiday...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 7:02 PM
Slowly improving after one of the worst economic recessions in U.S. history, the country, Maryland and Washington County must move forward to compete in the global economy, according to economist Anirban Basu.
“A lot of controversial issues out...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:59 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 5:37 PM
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...