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The end of the world?

For three days in a row now, The Wall Street Journal has run page one stories knocking the props out from under a different pillar of what has passed for Universal Truth in our times. Today, it was “Republicans Grow ...

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Amateurs, pros share the green

Yesterday was the day for the amateurs to play like the pros. Well, to be a bit more accurate: it was the day for the amateurs to play with the pros. The pro-am for the Constellation Energy Seniors Players Championship ...

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Feds go crabbing

A Crisfield seafood wholesaler, MeTompkin Bay Oyster Company, pled guilty last month to federal charges of purchasing and selling undersized crabs. The AP reports the company was hit with a $50,000 fine, and was ordered to hand over 3,200 dozen ...

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Selling Maryland in New York

DBED went New York City today to sell Maryland. Thankfully the sales staff was calmer than the choppy water on the Hudson. The staff welcomed about 70 high-level government and Wall Street officials to the Pride of Baltimore II. The ...

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Who’s calling US losers?

Did the Wall Street Journal just call Marylanders losers? How ironic. “We’re especially glad this month that we don’t live in Maryland,” writes a WSJ reporter yesterday. Note: Through the link above, you’ll only be able to access the first ...

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Are you picking up the tab?

I’m looking for more business owners. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s tax plan to end the state’s budget woes will cost you more, whether your business pays its own taxes or is a “pass-through entity,” in which the shareholders are taxed for ...

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Living wage law takes effect

Minimum wage workers employed by contractors working on state projects will benefit from the living wage law that went into effect Monday: in the Baltimore-Washington area, they’ll now earn at least $11.30/hour. In rural areas, the minimum is set at ...

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No questions for health

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, is the latest guest blogger to present his “audacious idea” on the new blog of the same name. Sharfstein centers his post on his frustration with the dearth of health-related ...

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Help Andy Rosen with his taxes!

Many business owners know that the state personal income taxes are not always entirely personal. For example, S corporations often pay income tax on their earnings through their owners. One of the main arguments that business groups have advanced against ...

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