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  • Baltimore area's federal agencies a 'growth industry'

    Baltimore area's federal agencies a 'growth industry'
    Despite budget cuts and anti-government rhetoric in Congress, Maryland officials say the two huge federal agencies based in Woodlawn — which have long helped buoy the region's economy — may be better positioned than others to ride out the...
  • Debt crisis could have outsized effect on Maryland

    Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein. A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
  • Deep cut or small slices?

    Penn Wilbert and his wife, Amanda Ferchak, have lived in Southeast Baltimore for six years — riding bikes to the grocery store, playing kickball at Patterson Park and meeting friends for drinks at bars inCanton. But last month, when the young...
  • Mayoral candidates seek to reverse long slide in city jobs

    Mayoral candidates seek to reverse long slide in city jobs
    Charleta Jones isn't looking for just one job. She's looking for two: something full time and something on the side, to help repair the financial damage she suffered after losing her job last year as a paratransit driver. "I've been out of work for...
  • The BRAC effect

    The event was called "Beyond BRAC: Shining the Light on Innovation & Opportunity in the CSSC Region," and not surprisingly it was a business function that sought to highlight the economic opportunities brought about as a result of the expansion at...
  • State toll increases take effect Tuesday

    State toll increases take effect Tuesday
    Gene Egeberg of Bethesda, whose professional travel takes him across Baltimore Harbor several times a day, figures the new toll increases in Maryland will cost him $294 per year. And in 2013, that will go up to $517. After months of debate and...
  • Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland

    Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland
    Dirty, used oil promises to bring some badly needed jobs to Baltimore, one recycling company says. But energy-saving light fixtures aren't proving to be the growth business that another company thought they were — at least not yet. FCC...
  • Md. businesses express hope for jobs plan

    President Barack Obama's plan to combat unemployment by pumping $447 billion into the nation's economy won cautious praise from Maryland-based small-business owners and labor groups Friday, but there was widespread skepticism about the proposal's...
  • Chamber sponsors economic forecast luncheon

    BWCC sponsors economic forecast luncheon meeting An Economic Forecast for 2012, "Your 19th Nervous Breakdown," is the topc of guest speaker Anirban Basu, regional economist, chairman and CEO, Sage Policy Group, at the Baltimore Washington Corridor...
  • Some big businesses owe millions in city water bills

    In Sparrows Point, bankrupt RG Steel's delinquent city water bills have risen from about $3.5 million in 2009 to nearly $7 million today, according to city records. Chemical giant W.R.Grace & Co. owes almost $500,000 — even after recently...
  • Sparrows Point steel mill will close in June

    Sparrows Point steel mill will close in June
    The owner of the financially ailing Sparrows Point steel plant is idling operations there, warning 1,975 workers Thursday that they would be laid off starting next month. The news, the latest casting doubt on the future of the Baltimore County facility,...