| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers could add unlimited fees to the price of admission for concerts and sporting events under legislation approved by a key City Council committee on Tuesday.
The committee gutted a bill that sought to limit...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:32 PM
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of local governments. This bill has flaws, but they could be fixed in the House. It should be passed.
I don't like the idea...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In 1998, when President Bill Clinton signed the bipartisan Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibited state and local taxation of Internet access and Internet-only services, the purpose was to promote the commercial potential of the Internet, especially...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:26 AM
At considerable taxpayer expense, Gov. Martin O'Malley convened a special session of the General Assembly last month to expand gambling to a sixth site in Prince George's County. If his proposal is approved by the voters in November, this legislation will...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:43 AM
"Career Alternative: Start Your Own Business" is the title of the Harford County Business Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.
Sponsored by the Harford...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:10 PM
An activist investor's push for a sale or merger at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. may be gaining traction.
J. Carlo Cannell has been accumulating shares and now holds a roughly 5.8 percent stake in the Annapolis company. In a letter to TCS last week,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Shannon Thomas knew last year when she began setting up a cooperative market to sell organic fruits and vegetables in Catonsville that she would face challenges.
The Catonsville resident just expected to clear the hurdles faster.
Tired of driving 15...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:15 AM
A bunch of new patent applications from Bank of America reveal that the company's R&D lab has been working on new mobile technologies that would enable smartphone users to analyze their environment with their smartphone's video camera; recognize the...
| Aug 19, 2012
The home Azam Khan sold on Fairbank Road in Northwest Baltimore last month strikes the real estate agent as a prime example of market shift. It changed hands for about $25,000 more than each of the similar Cape Cods that sold on the street last year...
| Aug 12, 2012
Here we are less than six months away from the "fiscal cliff" and Congress shows little sign of pulling the country back from the brink.
The fiscal cliff is the result of the Bush-era tax cuts expiring at year's end combined with $1.2 trillion in...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Hollywood Diner has had a turbulent history in Baltimore.
Here's a look back.
1981 — Location scouting begins for the MGM production “Diner,” which is to be filmed in and around Baltimore. The Hilltop Diner, the northwest...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:53 AM
"Ping Pong Summer," an indie film starring Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris and John Hannah, is set to start filming for six weeks in Ocean City next month, the state announced today.
The Maryland Film Office estimates that producers will hire 90 local crew,...