| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The mayor of "JA BizTown" worked hard for the money Friday — all $18 of it.
His pay for the day, two paychecks of $9 each, was play money that he could spend only in BizTown.
But Mayor Essex Thayer, 11, cared more about signing checks than...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:09 AM
KEYW Holding Corp. is making good on an ambitious plan to grow, organically and through acquisitions, into a company that can respond quickly to the needs of its federal defense clients.
The Hanover-based company said today it completed the acquisition...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:15 PM
On Tuesday, five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers became obligated to follow 304 “servicing standards” laid out in a national mortgage settlement earlier this year.
The settlement stemmed from allegations that the servicers...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:38 PM
In early 2010, officials at Baltimore's public housing agency noticed a few thousand dollars had gone missing — transferred without authorization to the bank account of a man who rented his Northeast Baltimore home to a low-income tenant,...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 9:41 AM
Republicans and Democrats are attacking Romney for his remark: "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." It fits in wtih the idea (I refuse to call it a meme) that Romney is an economic predator, a ruthless levergaed buyout artist who...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 7:25 AM
There's been a lot of bad news about the economy recently, but, luckily for us, John Oliver has some really awesome and hilarious news.
On last night's "The Daily Show," Oliver documented the story of a Florida couple and a newbie lawyer who...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 11:53 AM
About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:26 PM
As retailers prepare for the traditional start of the holiday season this coming week, some of the nation's biggest chains plan to pre-empt Black Friday with shopping hours and special events on Thanksgiving Day — a move that has triggered a spate...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 5:36 PM
Revelations that attorneys at two Maryland firms had other people sign their names to foreclosure documents brought a rebuke Wednesday from the O'Malley administration, which called the practice a "potential example of further mishandling and mistreatment...
| Nov 21, 2010
| 7:15 PM
The foundation of a proud defense held true at a time when the Ravens could have crumbled again in the fourth quarter.
Back-to-back touchdowns off interceptions by Ed Reed and Ray Lewis pulled the Ravens to a surprisingly tough 37-13 victory over the...
| Dec 19, 2010
| 2:34 PM
A cafe should be a small, quiet place with wood and wrought iron trim. It should have a menu remarkable for its discriminating brevity. And it should be attended by astute but casual servers watchful of beverage levels and always ready to light your...
| May 12, 2011
| 5:51 PM
One of Baltimore's largest providers of drug treatment services is in default on loans of up to $2.5 million, its bank says, raising questions about the financial well-being of a clinic that treats hundreds of addicts in the city.
Bank of America is...