Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s plan to increase the container tax by three cents to help fund school construction will result in a new wave of job losses in Baltimore and also harm working families, according to a report released Friday by ...Read More »
The Baltimore Ravens generate about $200 million for the region’s economy each year, according to Anirban Basu. But the chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc. said that if the Baltimore Orioles improved enough to have a winning season, ...Read More »
The wings are piling up, the beer is flowing in and the wallets are coming out as Baltimoreans prepare for their football team’s first home playoff game in five years. When the Baltimore Ravens take on the Houston Texans at ...Read More »
Maryland home builders expect a sluggish 2012 as joblessness and low consumer confidence have delayed a housing market recovery until at least 2013, according to experts at a forecast event held by the Home Builders Association of Maryland. “We’ve had ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — New U.S. Census figures show the number of school-age children living in poverty jumped significantly in Washington and in Montgomery County during the recession. In the District of Columbia, the rate increased from 25.4 percent in 2007 to ...Read More »
Maryland slipped five spots this year in Forbes magazine’s ranking of state business climates, highlighting an issue that has drawn the attention of state leaders crafting job-creation proposals. Forbes ranked Maryland No. 19 on its Best States for Business and ...Read More »
Maryland’s unemployment rate fell in October for the first time in six months, but economists and labor officials cautioned Tuesday the state faces immense challenges as the economy recovers slowly and federal lawmakers debate deep budget cuts. “October’s improvement should ...
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An economic study being released Friday said the Baltimore Grand Prix fell far short of promoters’ projections, but still calls it a “win” for the city. The Labor Day weekend event drew 160,000 spectators and generated $27.6 million from spending ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Federal investment in “shovel-ready” construction put a lot of people to work — and did so quickly — but stimulus money for Maryland work crews is drying up, and some experts say too much of it went to ...Read More »
The credit rating front has been quieter Wednesday with Maryland officials believing any Standard & Poor’s rating action will not come soon, if at all. Here are some of the things that didn’t quite make the stories in the dead-tree ...
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