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Sep 9, 2014

MIPS awards favor chicken poop

Of the 18 projects receiving money in the latest funding round of the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program, five of them involve poultry manure.

Jun 12, 2014

Pay raises go mainly to those in select industries

If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.

Nov 28, 2013

In China, cars are used, but market is new

GUANGZHOU, China — As car enthusiasts converge on the annual Guangzhou auto show, few have anything except a shiny new set of wheels in mind. But explosive growth that transformed China into the world’s largest auto market is also giving life to a new industry here: used cars. Chinese started buying new cars in huge […]

Nov 11, 2013

Maryland wine: California of the East?

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland’s wine industry, while not a powerhouse in the world of vino, has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, and the state has the potential to become a major center of wine production in time, experts said. But to realize that potential, the state has a number of challenges to overcome […]

Aug 21, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

Do compensation findings from a recent survey hold up?

Jun 18, 2013

Md. cleaning franchises see opportunities

GLEN BURNIE — Susan and Mark Cashman traded in corporate culture and world travel for mops and brooms. From their Glen Burnie office, they oversee a network of workers in charge of sprucing up office buildings and commercial spaces. Nearly a decade after becoming master franchisees for Anago Cleaning Systems, they are seeking more workers […]

Feb 26, 2013

Hotel industry facing a new normal

In the hotel business, operators have typically banked on the stability offered by group bookings — reservations made well in advance of a convention or similar meeting for 50 or more travelers.

Feb 8, 2013

Md. lawmakers propose meat antibiotics labeling

ANNAPOLIS — A group of Maryland lawmakers wants meat labels to list antibiotics given to animals while they were raised. Washington County Sen. Ronald Young told The Daily Times of Salisbury that many people don’t like to buy meat from animals treated with antibiotics. Young says the bill he is sponsoring along with five other […]

Nov 16, 2012

Sandy, budget worries hold back factory output

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory production of machinery and equipment fell sharply last month, held back by temporary disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy and companies’ fears that a federal budget crisis could trigger a recession next year. The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory output, the most important component of industrial production, fell 0.9 percent in […]

Sep 18, 2012

U.S. current account deficit fell in Q2 to $117.4B

WASHINGTON — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed in the April-June period, pushed lower by an increase in American exports and cheaper oil imports. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the deficit in the current account decreased 12.1 percent to $117.4 billion in the second quarter. That’s down from a deficit of $133.6 billion […]

Aug 29, 2012

Judge holds hearing in RG Steel bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. — Bankrupt steelmaker RG Steel is working with creditors to resolve issues surrounding the sales of its steel mill facilities. Attorneys for various creditors told a Delaware bankruptcy judge during a telephone hearing Wednesday that substantial progress has been made on resolving the issues. Creditors for the most part are trying to preserve […]

Jul 3, 2012

Paper maps: Amid GPS boom, nostalgia finds a place

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Used to be, Dad would stuff a half-dozen maps in the glove box before setting out with the family on a road trip to see the waterfalls at Yosemite or the granite faces of Mount Rushmore. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them — names like Texaco, […]

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