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Communications Sub-sector Focus: Radio and Television Broadcasting

It wasn’t a good year for the Radio and Television Broadcasting sub-sector, which posted four consecutive seasonally adjusted employment contractions during 2008. Since 2003, the sub-sector has posted more quarters of employment contractions then expansions. As a result, the employment ...

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Int’l Code Council votes to endorse mandatory sprinkler systems

Installation of fire sprinklers in new U.S. homes got an overwhelming endorsement in a vote by the International Code Council at a conference in Baltimore. Meeting downtown at the Hilton Hotel, the general membership of the ICC voted Wednesday to ...

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Commentary: Hate-crimes bill protects free speech

After years of heated debate, the Senate gave final approval on Oct. 22 to legislation already passed by the House that expands federal hate-crimes statutes to include sexual orientation and gender identity. President Obama signed it into law Oct. 28. ...

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Educational travel: Peabody is popular ‘Elderhostel’ spot

Eli and Lila Robinson, 79 and 78 years old, recently traveled from their Long Island home for a week of music lectures, recitals and socializing at Baltimore’s Peabody Institute. It was their third time at Peabody, which is part of ...

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Educational travel: More college students go to study the world

Laura Langberg chose to attend Goucher College in large part because of its requirement that all students study abroad. “It was a huge factor,” says Langberg, who grew up in California    While at Goucher, she has studied for a semester ...

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Educational travel: Some companies retreat to settings closer to home

Just last year, corporate retreats were in the news when it came out that executives of insurance giant AIG had taken part in a weeklong retreat shortly after the company received government bailout funds. Lawmakers and pundits had harsh words ...

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ABA wins key ‘red flags’ ruling

WASHINGTON – In a surprise ruling Thursday, a federal district court blocked the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing ‘red flags’ identify fraud regulations against lawyers. Under the rules, created by the Federal Trace Commission and set to be enforced as ...

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Industry Focus: Communications Sub-Sector Focus: Cable and Other Subscription Programming

Approximately 1,975 Maryland workers comprised the seasonally adjusted employment base of the Cable and Other Subscription Programming sub-sector as of the fourth quarter of 2008. During this period, the sub-sector expanded at a seasonally adjusted 4.4 percent rate.  It was ...

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Letters to the editor – Legal edition

Dismissed grad student with ADHD responds I just read your article about my case (“Federal court denies ADHD disability claim against Loyola,” Oct. 20, 2009). I will clarify a few points and hope that you can somehow help to set ...

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