| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Maryland employers made up most of April's lost ground with a gain of 4,600 jobs in May, but the state's unemployment rate still rose to 6.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
The jobless rate was 6.5 percent in April. Maryland was one of...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may slow if automatic spending cuts go into effect Friday, port officials said, as fewer U.S. customs officers would delay the flow of international cargo through the massive sea ports.
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:30 PM
President Barack Obama made a late appeal for compromise to stave off across-the-board cuts Tuesday in a speech at Newport News Shipbuilding.
He called sequestration – the budgetary term for the cuts – an ugly word, and an even uglier...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration informed employees they do not anticipate furloughs when across-the-board federal budget cuts go into effect, the union that represents many of those workers said Thursday.
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:19 PM
With the BWI Marshall Airport terminal as a backdrop, Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation took turns Friday bashing mandatory federal budget cuts they said could harm not only air travel but local businesses that rely on passenger...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Drawing parallels between government spending policy and household finances has its perils. There's an extraordinary difference in scale, for one thing.
And there's the matter that people will often argue against government debt on the grounds that debt...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System leadership sent this letter today outlining how much federal budget cuts will cost the medical system.
From: Paul B. Rothman and Ronald R. Peterson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 01,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts.
The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Criminal and traffic cases from Costa Mesa will soon be heard in Westminster court, officials said Tuesday.
Newport Beach's Harbor Justice Center will handle Costa Mesa misdemeanor and felony cases filed before March 18.
The West Justice Center, at...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...