NEW YORK — Small business owners recovered some of their optimism during April, but they’re still wary about the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business said Tuesday that its index of small business optimism rose 2 points last month, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Arguments at the high court focused on ...
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Ellen Valentino agrees with Gov. Martin O’Malley: Maryland business needs fewer regulations. In a statement addressing the governor’s State of the State address Wednesday, Valentino, the state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, said the average small business ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up their hiring in November, though they advertised fewer jobs for a second straight month. The mixed data suggest the job market has strengthened but employers remain cautious. Until this fall, most of the improvement ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A small-business group opposed to the health care overhaul is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law, not just the core requirement to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. The National Federation of Independent ...Read More »
Maryland’s business groups have dug in opposing sides of the gas tax debate, prompting early sniping between advocates that are most often allies. Transportation funding has emerged as one of the top issues for the General Assembly, one that could ...
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ANNAPOLIS — The Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund would bolster the state’s bottom line in the spending plan under consideration by the General Assembly, a budget-balancing move that would ultimately be passed along to the company’s ratepayers. The proposal, part of ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Bills that would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2013 enjoy the support of many liberal lawmakers, but appear destined to fail this year for lack of support among key legislative leaders. “Now is just ...Read More »
Martin Foil’s company sells yarn that winds up in clothes from the Gap, Ralph Lauren and American Apparel, and business is growing. He’s buying new machines and hopes to hire as many as 200 workers this year. When he decided ...Read More »
As a new legislative session begins it is not unusual to find misleading op/ed pieces advocating positions that protect corporations from accountability for wrongful conduct. Nevertheless, “A sneak attack on contributory negligence?” in the Jan. 14 issue of The Daily ...Read More »