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Joe Nathanson: Region’s original anchor — the Port of Baltimore

As we consider the regional economy, attention is rightly focused on the anchor institutions that play a growing role in providing employment and generating income: the area’s research universities and medical/ health sciences complexes. But it is also timely to give renewed attention to the region’s original economic anchor, our primary link to global commerce — the Port of Baltimore.

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Retail sales inched up in December, ending record year

WASHINGTON — Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual increase in more than a decade. Sales inched up 0.1 percent in December ...

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Economy gets mixed batch of news ahead of holidays

WASHINGTON — At the start of the critical holiday shopping season, the economy received a dose of mixed news Wednesday. Consumers barely increased their spending in October, and businesses pulled back on investment in long-lasting manufactured goods. Still, Americans’ pay ...

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