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Mar 6, 2011

Workers’ families win $9.6M jury award in asbestos suit

A jury has awarded more than $9.6 million to the families of four deceased workers who were exposed to asbestos in their work in Baltimore and died of lung cancer. The Baltimore City Circuit Court jury awarded the verdict against Wallace & Gale Co., which was found negligent and strictly liable. Wallace & Gale is […]

Jan 25, 2011

Google to hire more than 6,200 workers this year

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet’s most profitable company. The hiring spree will likely be welcomed by President Barack Obama, who is expected to emphasize the need for more jobs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. […]

Jan 18, 2011

Bill to raise Maryland’s minimum wage faces opposition

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to spark consumer spending by bumping the minimum wage to $10 an hour faces opposition from conservative lawmakers and legislative leaders loath to take any action they believe could slow job growth. The legislation would gradually raise the minimum wage from the federally mandated $7.25 to $10 in 2013. After that, […]

Jan 11, 2011

Flooded job market should keep wages low

WASHINGTON — Companies planning to ramp up hiring this year will have an added luxury: their choice from a flood of applicants without having to pay a premium for top talent. Unemployment remains near double digits, and there are nearly five unemployed workers competing for each available job. That is giving employers more confidence, while […]

Jan 10, 2011

2 injured in Baltimore manhole explosion

A Baltimore fire spokesman says two workers were injured in an explosion in a manhole near a state office complex. Fire spokesman Kevin Cartwright says the explosion occurred about 12:30 p.m. Monday at 201 W. Preston St. The workers suffered first- and second-degree burns to their face, arms and hands and were taken to nearby […]

Dec 20, 2010

Maryland benefits panel to vote on funding problems

ANNAPOLIS — Members of a state employees benefits commission will begin voting on how to resolve large unfunded liabilities in Maryland’s pension and health benefit system for state workers. The Public Employees’ & Retirees’ Benefits Commission will meet Monday in Annapolis to consider a host of proposals, including one that would increase the retirement age […]

Nov 23, 2010

Harris, Edwards workers paid as contractors

WASHINGTON — Republican Congressman-elect Andy Harris and Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards, unlike other Maryland congressional candidates, did not provide health insurance, cover payroll taxes or pay for unemployment insurance for their campaign workers, a practice that may skirt IRS rules. The politicians avoided these costs by paying their campaign staffs as independent contractors instead of [&[...]

Nov 18, 2010

Photo of the Day – Clearing the rooftops

Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staff.

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