| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Best Buy will close its Inner Harbor and Hunt Valley stores in May, part of a move to shutter 50 locations across the country.
Company officials said in a news release that the stores were temporarily closed to inform employees of the decision Saturday,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Even if the rumors about the next-generation consoles not supporting used games are false, we appear to be entering a problematic stage in physical videogame media. The growing ease of digital distribution as well as mandatory online passes and DRM have...
| Jan 16, 2003
With the introduction of Safari at the Macworld San Francisco trade show last week, Apple Computer Inc. boldly entered "the browser wars."
Though currently a "beta," computer-speak for "unfinished test version," Safari is impressive software. Apple...
| Nov 25, 2002
The stock market is on a hot streak, and technology issues are leading the charge.
Of course, investors have heard that come-on before, and for the last 2 1/2 years it has been to their peril to believe that any rebound -- especially in tech -- would...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Veteran fund manager Bill Nygren co-manages three Oakmark funds: Oakmark Fund, Oakmark Select and Oakmark Global Select. He looks for growing businesses whose stocks trade for less than he thinks a company is worth and that are run by executives who put...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 11:59 PM
The underwriters of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA.N's IPO have issued additional shares, according to the Wall Street Journal, bringing the IPO's size to about $25 billion and making it the largest initial public offering in history.
The move to...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Workers at German warehouses of online retailer Amazon.com took strike action again on Monday as labor union Verdi pressed its demands in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.
Verdi said in a statement it had called out workers to strike at...
| Sep 21, 2014
Each season, thousands of theater-goers come out and support the hundreds of actors, musicians and those behind the scene who make possible community theater in our area.
Many of these amateur performers work all day and rehearse all evening to bring...
| Sep 20, 2014
Town hall meeting
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois St., will host a town hall meeting and discussion, "How to Get Big Money Out of Politics by Amending the Constitution," at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. The guest speaker is author, American...