| 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.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
The life of an independent bookstore owner is perilous these days. Having to fend off deadly competition from giant Barnes & Noble, online merchants such as Amazon, and big box stores including Target and Walmart.
Still, even with that cut-throat...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:20 PM
U.S. counterterrorism efforts monitor and sort vast databases of information for clues on potential plots. Now a team of University of Maryland researchers have used data-mining techniques employed by online giants like Google and Amazon.com to aid in the...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Organic products and those without preservatives and harsh processing remain big business in the United States — with $81 billion in sales last year — despite a tough economy.
Sales in stores, online and in practitioners' offices were up 7...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Sometimes they were scrawled on loose-leaf notebook paper. Others were written on the back of police watch sheets or on Baltimore police stationery.
But the poems Lawerence E. Mize Sr. brought home show what he was contemplating during long midnight...
| May 26, 2011
| 9:41 PM
She remembers having "wonderful" history teachers growing up in 1940s and 1950s Annapolis, and she has explored and chronicled this area's past for more than 40 years.
But as historian Jane Wilson McWilliams researched her massive, colorful and...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:21 PM
When Scott Burkholder wanted to raise money to create a mural showing the word "love" spelled out in hand gestures, he turned to the power of the crowd.
Burkholder, the executive director of the Baltimore Love Project, launched a giving campaign online...
| Aug 18, 2011
When Richard and Rozann Hansford moved from Timonium to White Hall in 1993, Rozann had a simple request. She wanted to look out over their 10 acres and see cows grazing on green pastures. Not just any cows. Rozann wanted to gaze upon brown ones.
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:15 AM
There are two good deals today if you want to be able to stream content from your computer to your TV. First, Cowboom has refurbished Apple TV media centers for just $79 today.A more complete option is the PS3, which just lowered the price on the 160 GB...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 5:00 AM
There's no denying the convenience and simplicity of shopping online. Successful retailers like Amazon.com and Overstock.com have become giants as a result. Small wonder that online sales have grown to an estimated $200 billion annually, or about 7...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:14 AM
Amazon.com has a secret sale going on right now on certain acecessories like handbags, sunglasses, wallets, and even shoes. Click here for the full list of eligible items. Total purchase must be over $75 in cart and then the 20% off will appear at...