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  • Tax-free shopping: Who benefits?

    Tax-free shopping: Who benefits?
    Retailers are banking on Maryland shoppers packing stores beginning Aug. 14 to take advantage of a temporary rollback of the 6 percent state sales tax. But what's good for consumers and retailers will come at a cost to the state, which expects to lose as...
  • Gender-based wage gaps persist in state and nation

    Gender-based wage gaps persist in state and nation
    Women make considerably less money than men in Maryland: 83 cents to the dollar, according to a study released last week. Windsor Mill resident Alison Assanah-Carroll was not surprised by the finding from the National Partnership for Women & Families,...
  • South Coast Plaza begins celebration of Lunar New Year

    South Coast Plaza begins celebration of Lunar New Year
    COSTA MESA — To the crashing of cymbals and beating of drums, a brilliantly adorned troupe of Lion Dancers at South Coast Plaza on Thursday heralded the arrival of the Year of the Dragon. The shopping center was kicking off its 13-day celebration...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    Wednesday's Calendar
    WEDNESDAY Computer Friends of OASIS The OASIS Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club which helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. The...
  • Richard S. Amador Sr. dies at 75; expert in community economic development

    Richard S. Amador Sr. dies at 75; expert in community economic development
    Richard S. Amador Sr., a California-born son of migrant farmworkers who became a nationally recognized expert in community and economic development and formed a nonprofit group that created thousands of jobs for East Los Angeles residents, has died. He...
  • 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...
  • International tourism to U.S. expected to grow 49% by 2016

     
    Here's a tip to anyone in the tourism business: Learn to speak Chinese, Portuguese or Korean. International tourism to the U.S. will grow by 49% by 2016, according to a new forecast by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The projection......
  • Environmentalists want slower ship speeds to protect whales off California coast

     
    A coalition of environmental groups is asking the Obama administration to establish a 10-knot speed limit for ships traveling through California’s marine sanctuaries to avoid fatal collisions with whales, a problem they say has climbed to “...
  • Report says proposed Medicaid cuts would damage Florida’s economy

     
    As Congress prepares to examine the budget, one Republican proposal suggests cuts to the Medicaid program. A new study says those Medicaid cuts would mean the loss of about 11,300 jobs and  could cost the state $1.2 billion in business activity this year,...
  • Spending by international visitors to the U.S. hits record in May

     
    International visitors spent a record $12.6 billion traveling to and visiting the United States during May, 12% higher than in May 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported Monday. The latest spending numbers mark the seventeenth straight month of...