| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:47 AM
Today's forecast calls for cloudy skies with rain developing later and a high temperature around 50 degrees. It is expected to be rainy tonight with the temperature rising to around 54 degrees.
Check our updates for this morning's...
| 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 31, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Three of the most popular books in America are being kept off the shelves of the Harford County Public Library system because administrators consider them to be pornographic.
British author E.L. James' erotic trilogy about a steamy affair between an...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The news that Borders, the nation's second-largest book chain, is giving up the ghost and closing its doors after 40 years came as no real surprise to anyone.
The Wall Street Journal observed last week that Borders' exit was the "'first major casualty of...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Apple unveiled its new iPad, but it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD as widely speculated for weeks.
Rather it stuck with simply calling it the iPad, a move that speaks to the company's ambitions to have its blockbuster tablet supplant the ubiquitous...
| Jun 16, 2012
Plenty of shoppers at a Baltimore Safeway have started checking their cell phones while pushing carts and scanning shelves.
They may have been texting or checking Facebook updates, but now grocery customers could use mobile devices to plan meals,...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Hopefully, you haven't traded in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" or "Mass Effect 3" yet.
New life will find its way into two of the best games of the last eight months, with "Skyrim's" expansion pack and "Mass Effect 3's" extended ending sequence available...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Each year, Maryland businesses collect billions of dollars in sales and use taxes, while their Internet competitors fork over a minuscule amount. Comptroller Peter Franchot recently estimated that if the playing field were leveled and all sales were...