| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When developing countries need to deepen a canal for irrigation or navigation, they frequently call on Ellicott Dredges, a 129-year-old Baltimore-based maker of dredging equipment.
To sell their massive, multimillion-dollar machines abroad, Ellicott...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When members of Congress bugged out of the Capitol last week for their annual August recess, they left hanging the fate of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Unless Congress votes to reauthorize it, the bank is scheduled to go out of business after Sept. 30....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Primary season for this year's midterm election is now nearly closed, and the results have produced an outcome not seen in years: Incumbent Republican senators have brushed back all their conservative challengers in a series of victories for the party's...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Republican opponents of the Export-Import Bank on Tuesday tried to spotlight corruption allegations at the agency as lawmakers battle over its future before a looming reauthorization deadline.
A House Oversight subcommittee subpoenaed a fired bank...
| Mar 16, 2014
It looks like KISS and Def Leppard will tour together this summer. The bands have set a joint news conference for 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Los Angeles for a “major announcement,” according to their publicists, PMK*BMC. KISS The......
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms. He wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it.
I asked him...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:34 PM
For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel on Tuesday in a high-profile runoff election that pitted the Republican party's old guard against its anti-establishment Tea Party movement.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:27 AM
NEW YORK - A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time staff of 60 by...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Boca Raton-based Rapoport’s Restaurant Group was awarded Tuesday with the Community Excellence Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during the America’s Small Business Summit 2013 in Washington, D.C.
“Aspiring small business owners in...