November 21, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Get a Sneak Peek of Festival of Trees -

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Get Ready for a Suessified Christmas Carol -

Saturday, November 16, 2019

BECA Seeking Scholarships for 2020 -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

e-Book “Embargo” Ignites Librarians -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Navy Wants $5B for 3 More Destroyers

Destroyers

The US Navy wants to build three more Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and is asking Congress for more than $5 billion in the next fiscal year. Building the warships would bring the number of guided-missile destroyers the Navy has procured to 85.

DefSec Warns US Allies: Be Wary of China

China

A warning from DefSec Mark Esper to US European allies: Be wary of China. It is beleived that Beijing seeks greater global influence by leveraging economic power and stealing technology.

Wage Gains in US Slowed in March

Job Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March 2019 jobs report, which showed an increase of 196,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent.

F-35 Brings Billions to Md.’s Economy

F-35

The F-35 is expected to add $2 billion to Maryland’s economy over the next decade, and almost 6,000 civilian and military jobs to the region.

Report Shows Slow Gain in Hourly Wages

Job Growth

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer said the January 2019 jobs report reflects the worrying trend that wages are not rising, even in a tight labor market, and January saw the slowest gain in hourly wages in more than a year.

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Shutdown

The deal reached to reopen the federal government gives President Donald Trump and Congress until Feb. 15 to reach a new deal to prevent another partial shutdown.

Brown Named Vice Chair of House Armed Services

US Rep. Anthony Brown, Maryland’s former lieutenant governor who now represents the state’s 4th congressional district, has been named vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Settlement Reached in Fitzgerald Collision

Fitzgerald

Olympic Steamship Company, owner of the merchant vessel, the ACX Crystal, that collided with the USS Fitzgerald in 2017, will pay the US government nearly $27 million as part of a settlement agreement. Seven sailors drowned.

Maryland Among Top States Affected by Shutdown

Maryland ranks among the top states most affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The District of Columbia ranked the top most affected state (No. 1), followed by New Mexico (No. 2), and Maryland (No. 3).

Navy Plans Two Carriers, One Contract

Aircraft carriers

The Navy plans to commit $24 billion to buy two new Ford-class aircraft carriers under the same contract, a commitment that should save 5 to 10 percent over buying each carrier separately.