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  • All signs point to shopping locally in Carroll County this Christmas season [neighborhood]

    Many believe that in recent years the mega-merger of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons have conspired to make your life crazy. To make matters worse, this year Mother Nature and the calendar have joined the fray. Just to make the holiday...
  • Uncertainty surrounds Md. health exchange deadline

    Uncertainty surrounds Md. health exchange deadline
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown cast uncertainty Tuesday on the administration's ability to meet a deadline for repairs of the state's online insurance marketplace, which has had one of the country's most troubled rollouts under Obamacare. Asked about the...
  • O'Malley considered delaying exchange launch

    O'Malley considered delaying exchange launch
    Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged for the first time Thursday that he briefly considered delaying the Oct. 1 launch of the state's health insurance exchange when staff members raised concerns about potential problems. The anticipated glitches turned out...
  • Five questions for Gary Skulnik

    Five questions for Gary Skulnik
    Gary Skulnik's environmental work history includes stints at Greenpeace and the Sierra Club. These days he's selling electricity — the renewable kind. He co-founded Clean Currents, which buys wind and solar power from producers and resells it to...
  • 'One ring' cell phone scam hits consumers in Baltimore

    'One ring' cell phone scam hits consumers in Baltimore
    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a "one ring" telephone scam affecting cellphone users in Baltimore and elsewhere. Victims of the scam receive a call from unknown number, usually from countries in the Caribbean. The call ends...
  • Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency

    Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency
    Rudy Chow, who's overseen the city's troubled water-billing system since 2011, will be promoted to head Baltimore's Department of Public Works, the mayor's office said Friday. Chow, who now makes $132,000, will receive a raise to $163,200 and replace...
  • Md. approves BGE rate increase, surcharge

    Md. approves BGE rate increase, surcharge
    Customers of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will start paying more for the delivery of electricity and natural gas after Maryland regulators approved this year's second rate increase Friday and also OK'd a monthly surcharge on electric bills over the...
  • Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched

    Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched
    With a shortened holiday season punctuated by weekend winter storms, holiday shoppers in Maryland are feeling the pressure. There are six fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year. And three Baltimore-area snowfalls in three...
  • Google's pop-up store uses technology to tempt shoppers

    Google's pop-up store uses technology to tempt shoppers
    The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni. The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along. The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was...
  • Md. health care website still has glitches despite major fixes

    Md. health care website still has glitches despite major fixes
    Less than two days after Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's online insurance marketplace finally worked for most consumers, a server crashed Monday, the call center became overwhelmed and the governor announced he was bringing in another...
  • Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's op-ed piece from Friday is an example of why nothing ever seems to change in Baltimore.   Mayor Rawlings-Blake writes primarily about the Congressional farm bill and the impact that it will have on the city of Baltimore....
  • Five questions for Carnival cruise executive Terry Thornton

    Five questions for Carnival cruise executive Terry Thornton
    When Carnival Cruise Lines decided to leave Baltimore last summer, saying the port had become too expensive because of environmental regulations, it was with substantial regret. The world's largest cruise line regularly filled its Carnival Pride cruise...