Working & the Economy

Amazon Decision to Skirt Maryland: ‘A Bitter Pill to Swallow’

Amazon’s decision to locate part of its new headquarters in Arlington County, Va., is either a “bitter pill” for Maryland and Montgomery County or a...

Amazon: Close, But No Cigar

The decision has been signaled in national media accounts for the past couple of weeks, but Amazon made it official Tuesday morning: The Internet...

Leggett Warns of Declining Tax Receipts From Wealthy Families

A relatively small number of wealthy families have had a significant impact on Montgomery County’s finances, outgoing executive Isiah Leggett (D) said on Monday,...

Amazon Fulfillment Centers: How Fulfilling?

Second in a series of articles.As speculation intensifies about Amazon’s decision to open a second headquarters, with its 50,000 jobs, state and local officials...

Six Big Decisions the Governor Will Make in the Next Four Years

Voters will decide Tuesday on whether to re-elect Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) or bring change in the form of former NAACP president...

Marylanders Need a Raise – But Our Representatives Have Failed Us

Workers in Maryland need a raise.I am a lifelong Baltimore resident and in my 44 years I have never seen working people struggle as...
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Amazon: The Great ‘Get’ — and the Great Unknown

First in a short series of articles.An announcement from Amazon on where it plans to build its second North American headquarters, known as HQ2,...

Company Operates Halfway House for Employees Who Are Recovering Addicts

By Samantha Rosen/Capital News ServiceIn a quiet corner of Dundalk, down the street from a church and walking distance from a grocery store, one...

Hogan Breaks Bread With Bezos at D.C. Event But Gets No Word on Amazon...

Keep them guessing. That’s what Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos did on Thursday night during an appearance at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.’s...

No Escaping Political Subtext as Panel on Regulating Booze Debuts

A task force on alcohol regulation in Maryland, meeting for the first time on Wednesday, heard expert testimony about the societal ills associated with...