| 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...
| Dec 27, 2011
Don't call the Ivy Bookshop's new owners New Yorkers.
Sure, Ed Berlin and his wife Ann have lived in the orbit of Manhattan for more than three decades, working in corporate careers. But they insist they love Baltimore — Ed was raised in Forest...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:44 AM
So, the reindeer sweater from Aunt Emma this Christmas isn’t quite your style, so you and thousands of others are now in the process of returning gifts.
Which retailers provide the speediest returns?
STELLAService, which rates the customer service...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Barnes & Noble said today that it may spin off the business for its Nook e-reader, the most serious competition for Amazon's Kindle.
In a news release about holiday sales, CEO William Lynch said the company wants to “unlock" the value of the...
| 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...