Business

Bad news for gig workers: A crowded labor market is depressing income, census data shows

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The “gig” economy has increased employment opportunities for thousands of Maryland residents, including high-skilled and low-skilled workers. But as the number of people jumping into gig work grows, the competition for jobs means smaller paychecks for…

Gig workers to clients: ‘Freelancing isn’t free work’

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Advocates for workers in the gig economy often argue that the lack of benefits, especially health care, is the biggest obstacle for this growing workforce. While benefits are a major concern, a greater problem is this:…

Housing prices soar in Takoma Park, leaving residents unhappy with options

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – The most recent Takoma Park survey of residents showed that the majority are satisfied with their overall quality of life but share concerns about the availability of quality affordable housing in the area. In the 2018…

National Cherry Blossom Festival generates over $100 million for DC

WASHINGTON – The National Cherry Blossom Festival, a weeks-long cultural extravaganza that heralds the arrival of springtime in Washington, generated between $100 million to $160 million in economic activity for the city, organizers estimate — following a winter season marred…

Baltimore businesses brace for possible Preakness move

BALTIMORE – After nearly 150 years of calling Baltimore home, the Preakness Stakes could be leaving the city in 2021, a move that would take one of the area’s biggest party days of the year – and a lot of…

Md. legislators vote to override Gov. Hogan’s bill vetoes

One day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, vetoed three bills on $15 minimum wage, school districts setting their own calendars and stripping alcohol and tobacco regulation from the state comptroller, the Maryland General Assembly fought back to override him Thursday.

Baltimore mayor signs new clean air standards

An incinerator business is threatening to close in the wake of Baltimore’s approval of new clean air standards.

Medical cannabis is a high priority in Md. legislature

Creating and selling edible medical cannabis products; allowing inmates to receive medical cannabis treatment; and prohibiting employers from asking about marijuana use could become law in Maryland under bills being pushed in this year’s General Assembly.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 12

WASHINGTON – On episode 12 of The Washington Bullpen podcast, host Jarod Golub brings listeners the latest on Gamble v. United States (the Supreme Court double jeopardy case), all the updates on U.S.-China relations after the G20 financial summit over…