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  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away. Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos. His opponent isn't...
  • 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...
  • 1929 radio weather broadcasts help pilots

     
    New $20,000 Federal Airway radio station in Glendale with one of its 128-foot towers. Hourly weather reports are broadcast to pilots and airports....
  • Flaws in the liberal argument for gun control

    Flaws in the liberal argument for gun control
    Given the typically biased and incomplete information given out by the media on liberal progressive issues such as gun control, it's no wonder Marylander voters polled strongly in support of controls on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition...
  • Students make digital connection to community

    After school three days a week, Alexis Corbin, 16, a junior at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, walks the short distance to Coppin State University. There, she and 10 other students participate in the Comcast Digital Connectors Program at the...
  • U.S.-Mexico tomato trade agreement finalized

    U.S.-Mexico tomato trade agreement finalized
    After months of wrangling, the U.S. and Mexico signed a new tomato trade agreement late Monday, officially suspending an antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from south of the border and raising floor prices for Mexican tomatoes. The agreement,...
  • Md. personal income rises 3.6% in 2012

    Md. personal income rises 3.6% in 2012
    Average personal income rose slightly more in Maryland last year than in the nation as a whole, but not as much as in 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce said Wednesday. Maryland personal income increased 3.6 percent on average last year, compared...
  • Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows

    Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows
    The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs. The port'...
  • What powers Grand Prix? S-T-E-M

    What powers Grand Prix? S-T-E-M
    When the rubber met the road for the Baltimore Grand Prix, also known as "A Celebration of Acceleration," there was, indeed, a lot to celebrate: Favorite drivers and racing teams, Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, and the array of action that creates an...
  • $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.

    $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.
    Two Baltimore nonprofits received a $520,000 federal grant for a program to help create jobs in medical research and biotechnology. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and nonprofit BioHealth Innovation Inc. are establishing what is known as a...
  • Baltimore wins $900,000 grant for business center

    Baltimore wins $900,000 grant for business center
    Baltimore has won a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to launch a minority business development center, the agency said. The city was among seven winners of a $7.3 million grant competition intended to increase minority-owned...