| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Maryland has to settle for the NIT, Cyprus is thinking about taxing bank deposits, and it turns out that your Amazon bestseller won't actually make you rich. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 18, 2013.
An author who managed...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Imagine you are a benevolent monarch and you have the power to institute a sales tax. (Even benevolent government has to be financed, after all.) Would you set one up that gave preference to sellers located outside your kingdom and penalized your own...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:04 AM
For romance writer Suzie Carr, inspiration comes from everyday life.
Through her lesbian romance novels, she tackles topics such as adultery, temptation, bullying and coming of age. She says she hopes those themes resonate with her readers and bring...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 1:31 PM
A budget plan moving through the House of Delegates calls for an income tax increase of less than half the size of the hike passed by the Senate last week and would spare taxpayers who make less than $100,000.
A House committee approved amendments...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 5:18 PM
A Maryland House committee voted Monday to raise income taxes — but by a significantly smaller amount than either Gov.Martin O'Malleyor the Senate has proposed.
The House plan, backed by SpeakerMichael E. Busch, would spare taxpayers who make...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:17 AM
•••• "Angry Birds Space" did more than 10 million downloads in under three days. In my professional opinion, that’s a lot of flippin’ downloads. [@AngryBirds]
•••• Some simultaneous...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Harry Potter fans, who have waited years for a wizard to transform his tales into digital form, can finally buy ebooks. J.K. Rowling's new website, Pottermore, began selling the ebooks this morning, with prices ranging from $7.99 for the first three in...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
•••• Wouldn’t it be fun to buy a monthly fee for your Xbox and Kinect like you do with your cell phone? It looks like that’s going to be an option for folks who want to pay $99 for hardware then shell out...
| May 6, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Where can you see Muses and Sirens cavorting with the Fates and Graces?
Where else, but Mount Olympus.
These characters from Greek Mythology take the stage at the "Ballet From Mount Olympus," which will be presented by the dancers in the Lutherville-...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Online shoppers prefer Walmart to Target.
That's one of the findings of an index released today that scores the top 100 online retailers on customer satisfaction.
ForeSee's Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index based its analysis on nearly 21,000...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Officials across the nation are trumpeting a $69 million settlement in a nationwide price-fixing case against Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.
But don't go rushing out to put a downpayment on a beach house.
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:48 PM
As a self-described hopeless romantic, it’s no surprise that Ellicott City resident Stephanie Verni recently published a love story.
Earlier this year, Verni, 47, added author to her already extensive résumé, which includes her current position...