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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Unemployed workers with a high school education or less are locked out of three-quarters of the job openings in the Baltimore region. That's according to a report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution, which warned of an "education gap" between jobs and workers nationwide. The Washington think tank said U.S. job openings require more education than the average adult has - particularly the unemployed. Locally, 76 percent of job openings at the beginning of the year required at least some college, Brookings said.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis. The Brookings Institution study, to be released today, found that the Baltimore region had the eighth-highest percentage of job openings in "STEM" fields among large metro areas - on par with high-tech Seattle and Boston. In much of the country, Brookings said, STEM jobs remain posted on company websites for longer than other listings, suggesting that it takes more time to get enough qualified applicants.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
The Baltimore region's "clean" economy — green energy, pollution-reduction services and the like — accounts for nearly 23,000 jobs but is not growing as robustly as clean industries nationwide, according to a report due out Wednesday. The region added clean-economy jobs at a rate of 2.6 percent a year between 2003 and 2010, ranking it 76th among the nation's 100 largest metro areas, according to the study by the Brookings Institution. Mark Muro, who co-authored the report for the Washington think tank, said the Baltimore-area clean economy has a lot of slower-growing, mature industries such as waste management and fewer rapid-growth upstarts in clean technology.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2013
Glen Burnie food products company Allied International Corp. might have a global-infused name, but it sold nothing outside the country before 2008. Now it exports to 45 countries, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the small firm's revenue. This is exactly what export proponents want to see more of in the Baltimore region - and nationally - as a way to propel economic growth. Exports accounted for an expanding but still fairly slim portion of the metro area's economic activity last year.
NEWS
January 29, 1991
William B. Quandt, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is to speak before the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel.Quandt, an expert on the Middle East, is to talk about what will happen "After the Gulf Crisis."Admission is free to council members and $10 for others. Call 727-2150.
NEWS
July 6, 2008
That's the question University of Maryland scholar and Brookings Institution fellow Shibley Telhami set out to answer through an analysis of Arab public opinion surveys he conducted in six countries with Zogby International. The countries were Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. How important is the issue of Palestine in your priorities? Eighty-six percent of non-Palestinians rated it the most important or within their top three priorities, compared with 73 percent in 2006.
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November 15, 2005
NATIONAL FDA officials to reject sale of pill Top officials at the Food and Drug Administration told staff members they would reject over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill months before agency scientists finished safety reviews. pg 1a Bush under fire over 9/11 report The Bush administration came under fire yesterday from members of the former 9/11 Commission for failing to respond adequately to the threat of nuclear terrorism. pg 1a WORLD Israelis, Palestinians criticized A senior Mideast envoy expressed disappointment and frustration at what he described as Israeli and Palestinian foot-dragging in negotiating an agreement on border crossings.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1998
WHILE LARGE cities all over the country report that downtown living is on the rise, Baltimore expects to see a smaller increase than most.Of 21 cities surveyed for the James Rouse Forum on the American City, a symposium in late September, Baltimore ranks 18th in the percentage of downtown housing growth anticipated for the next 12 years.According to figures compiled for the Rouse Forum Survey by the Brookings Institution and the Fannie Mae Foundation, Baltimore had 13,800 downtown residents in 1995 and projects the population to rise to 14,600 by 2010, an increase of 5.8 percent.
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October 3, 2003
OF ALL THE NITTY-GRITTY of schooling, few matters are as provocative as homework. It brings the pervasive fretting about school quality right back into homes, and parents are prone to react strongly one way or another. So they want more homework. Or their kids - and families - are being crushed by too much of it. Or they wish it were more challenging. Or they're sick of helping so much with it. Given that range of emotion, an extensive new study - released this week by the Brookings Institution - appears to provide a firm and very much needed reality check.
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By Stephanie Simon and Lianne Hart and Stephanie Simon and Lianne Hart,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 28, 2004
AUSTIN, Texas - Soaring property values in California have made many homeowners there rich - and many real estate agents in Texas delighted. In an exodus that some demographers say could reshape the American landscape, young professional families are increasingly fleeing the exorbitant West Coast for Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix, or Charlotte, N.C. They're selling their cramped "starter homes" in California, some now worth $500,000...
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report. But port officials here and elsewhere dispute the assessment written by Coast Guard Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who spent a year as a Brookings fellow looking at cybersecurity at six of the nation's busiest waterfronts. The study concluded that failure to bolster defenses against hackers could lead to disruption of the computer networks used to move goods, fuel and food from ships to the marketplace.
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Erica L. Green | December 11, 2012
The Baltimore city school system was named among the top 10 districts of choice in a national ranking published by the Brookings Institute on Tuesday. Of the 107 districts examined, the system received a grade of B-, and tied for the number seven spot with Milwaukee and San Diego. The Institute examined the policy and practice of districts with diverse school portfolios, and whose philosophies foster competition. The districts were ranked according to an "Education Choice and Competition Index," which scored school systems in 13 categories, from the accessibility of school information to offerings of alternative programs, like virtual schools.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Unemployed workers with a high school education or less are locked out of three-quarters of the job openings in the Baltimore region. That's according to a report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution, which warned of an "education gap" between jobs and workers nationwide. The Washington think tank said U.S. job openings require more education than the average adult has - particularly the unemployed. Locally, 76 percent of job openings at the beginning of the year required at least some college, Brookings said.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
The Annie E. Casey Foundation and other Baltimore institutions are organizing to help accelerate the growth of well-paying jobs and make sure more residents are qualified to land them, building on the recommendations of a new study that envisions the region's "next economy. " The report, released Thursday at a forum in Baltimore, suggests that the region's leaders cooperate on efforts to encourage more entrepreneurship and exporting, as well as more growth in sectors such as manufacturing, bioscience and logistics.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
The Baltimore region showed nearly double-digit growth in export goods and services in 2010, with room to grow, according to a study released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based public policy organization. The report, titled "Export Nation," reviewed data collected from the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. Baltimore was ranked 27th, with exports valued at $9.7 billion. U.S. exports, led by manufacturing, grew faster than at any time since 1997, said Emilia Istrate, the study's lead author.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
Dirty, used oil promises to bring some badly needed jobs to Baltimore, one recycling company says. But energy-saving light fixtures aren't proving to be the growth business that another company thought they were — at least not yet. FCC Environmental, a Houston-based company, recently announced plans to build a $50 million plant in Fairfield to recycle used motor oil, hiring 30 people to reclaim a waste normally burned in industrial boilers....
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By Humberto Cruz and Humberto Cruz,Tribune Media Services | September 10, 2006
After poring over the much-ballyhooed Pension Protection Act of 2006, this much seems clear: When it comes to saving for retirement, we have many opportunities. But more than ever, our retirement financial security is up to us. The more than 900-page legislation, signed into law last month, is ostensibly designed to shore up the deficit-ridden federal pension insurance system and to strengthen defined-benefit plans that guarantee workers a lifetime pension. But I agree with Ed Slott, a certified public accountant and retirement tax law expert in Rockville Centre, N.Y., who believes the law may have the opposite effect.
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By Neal R. Peirce | March 23, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Diverted for a few hours from the capital's scandal stories, a group of reporters were rounded up recently by the Ford Foundation and the Brookings Institution to take a look at ground-level recovery in gritty Washington neighborhoods.In ravaged Ward 7, on Washington's eastern border, an area hit by a stunning 48,000 population loss in recent years, they got to see an oasis of revival -- a bustling supermarket and new quality apartments developed by the nationally recognized Marshall Heights Community Development Organization.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
The Baltimore region's "clean" economy — green energy, pollution-reduction services and the like — accounts for nearly 23,000 jobs but is not growing as robustly as clean industries nationwide, according to a report due out Wednesday. The region added clean-economy jobs at a rate of 2.6 percent a year between 2003 and 2010, ranking it 76th among the nation's 100 largest metro areas, according to the study by the Brookings Institution. Mark Muro, who co-authored the report for the Washington think tank, said the Baltimore-area clean economy has a lot of slower-growing, mature industries such as waste management and fewer rapid-growth upstarts in clean technology.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2010
The Baltimore area's top export industries are well-positioned to grow, and metropolitan areas nationwide are expected to play key roles in helping boost U.S. exports — and job growth, according to a study released Monday by the Brookings Institution. The study, Export Nation, offers what its authors say is the first in-depth look at the geography of exporting in the U.S., analyzing exports in the nation's top 100 metropolitan areas. The Baltimore metro area falls in the top third of that category , with $9 billion in annual export production and more than 74,000 export-related jobs.
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