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  • Maryland's Obamacare health exchange hit with problems

    Maryland's Obamacare health exchange hit with problems
    As the nation prepared for the launch of federal health reforms, Maryland was lauded as a leader in adopting the president's signature program. Obama used a community college in Maryland as a backdrop to promote his plan — and to praise Maryland...
  • Silk Road drug kingpin tried to kill witness, authorities in Maryland say

    Silk Road drug kingpin tried to kill witness, authorities in Maryland say
    An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals. Authorities...
  • 'Silk Road' owner tried to arrange witness murder, authorities in Maryland say

    'Silk Road' owner tried to arrange witness murder, authorities in Maryland say
    An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace called the Silk Road, whose owner allegedly began scheming to kill perceived rivals. Authorities say...
  • Gen Y shoppers, raised on e-commerce, still prefer in-store experience

    Gen Y shoppers, raised on e-commerce, still prefer in-store experience
    Liz Derubertis browsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old bartender and University of Maryland, Baltimore County student never shops for clothes online. "I'm too particular about the fit,...
  • Christopher Wright, teacher

    Christopher Wright, teacher
    Christopher Adam Wright, a teacher and former restaurant worker, died of an aneurysm Aug. 27 in Bogota, Colombia, where he was working as an English teacher. The former Mount Vernon resident was 40. Born in Towson, he was the son of John T. Wright, a...
  • Baltimore City Paper up for sale

    Baltimore City Paper up for sale
    The owner of the Baltimore City Paper said Monday that it's looking to sell as it focuses on the media market closer to its Pennsylvania base. Times-Shamrock Communications, based in Scranton, said it is marketing all five of its alternative weeklies...
  • Proposed Baltimore warehouse fits Amazon's growth

    Proposed Baltimore warehouse fits Amazon's growth
    The huge warehouse planned for Southeast Baltimore fits the profile of online retailer Amazon's rapidly expanding distribution network, according to shipping industry analysts. The 1 million-square-foot facility is so big it only makes sense for a...
  • Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

     Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post
    Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos will buy The Washington Post for $250 million in a surprise deal that ends the Graham family's 80-year ownership and hands one of the country's most influential publications to the tech entrepreneur. Bezos, hailed by...
  • Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program

    Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program
    Most checking accounts pay little or no interest, and fewer and fewer are free. But at Patapsco Bank in Dundalk, checking customers can earn about 2 percent a year in a free account or choose cash back or even iTunes rewards. And members of Money One...
  • Baltimore author Justin Sirois' next chapter: TV pilot, new book

    Baltimore author Justin Sirois' next chapter: TV pilot, new book
    Last summer, Baltimore writer Justin Sirois was mentally and physically exhausted, and his work was to blame. The 34-year-old's debut novel, 2012's "Falcons on the Floor," attempted to humanize Fallujah's bloody war scene. "The Last Book of Baghdad,"...
  • Online sales tax bill should be improved, and passed

    Online sales tax bill should be improved, and passed
    The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of local governments. This bill has flaws, but they could be fixed in the House. It should be passed. I don't like the idea...
  • Senate OKs online sales tax

    Senate OKs online sales tax
    The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax. The bill, which passed 69-27, would...