| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Howard Magazine is getting into the holiday spirit. We asked three Howard County interior designers to offer inspiration and tips for dining room decor. What resulted is a feast for the eyes. Better yet, these Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas looks...
| Oct 29, 2011
My pal Pat Hiban, of Clarksville, could easily double for the Energizer Bunny. The successful Realtor and his partner, West Friendship's Mike Sloan, leave no stone unturned in their dynamic and energetic approach to business.
Lately, the rest of the...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Most Americans are just an email, Tweet or Facebook update away from reaching someone else — or the entire world. And the trend is accelerating, as the number of email accounts alone is expected to grow by almost a billion worldwide from last year...