After riots, Baltimore liquor stores struggle to reopen

by Amy Scott Jul 27, 2015
The city is withholding emergency loans unless some stores change or relocate.

Under the radar: Baltimore's 'informal' economy

by Caitlin Esch Jun 29, 2015
Being a small business owner here comes with a host of challenges.
A child runs past a mural in West Baltimore.
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Ex-convicts struggle to find work in Baltimore

by Caitlin Esch Jun 25, 2015
In Baltimore, and elsewhere, having a criminal record can be a barrier to work.
A view of downtown Baltimore. Twenty years ago, the city received $100 million as part of a federal program to target the nation's poorest neighborhoods.
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Baltimore lab program produces a positive reaction

by Caitlin Esch Jun 23, 2015
BioTechnical Institute says it trains grads for entry-level jobs with a future.
Dr. Wayne Butscher helps Jamond Turner complete a lab exercise. Students at the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland learn lab skills tuition free. The program grew out of Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone program.
Caitlin Esch

Living at risk in Baltimore

by Jenny Ament Jun 5, 2015
Conversations about communities sometimes happen only in crisis.

Baltimore's $100 million investment legacy

by Caitlin Esch May 22, 2015
The city's efforts to alleviate poverty date back decades, with lasting effects.
A view of downtown Baltimore. Twenty years ago, the city received $100 million as part of a federal program to target the nation's poorest neighborhoods.
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How many jobs does $100 million get you?

by Caitlin Esch May 20, 2015
Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 150 employees were laid off.
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In Baltimore, CVS plans to reopen its damaged stores

by Amy Scott May 5, 2015
In all, five stores were looted and burned during riots in April 2015.

Baltimore, now and then

by Amy Scott Apr 30, 2015
What's changed — and what's stayed the same — since the 1968 riots in Baltimore.

Baltimore and the cost of rioting

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Apr 29, 2015
What will be the economic impact of the social unrest happening in Baltimore?

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