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  • Consumer confidence rebounds in December

    Consumer confidence rebounds in December
    Consumer confidence is on the rebound. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased to 78.1 in December from 72.0 in November, the Conference Board said. The monthly consumer confidence survey looks at what consumers buy and watch....
  • Federal Reserve official sees continued slow recovery

    Federal Reserve official sees continued slow recovery
    The economy is likely to continue dragging in a slow recovery this year, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told a Maryland bankers group Friday. The economy will grow an estimated 2 percent to 2.25 percent, about the same as since the...
  • As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise

    As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise
    Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
  • Under Armour goes for Olympic gold

    Under Armour goes for Olympic gold
    When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada. The Olympic sponsorships —...
  • Harford Transit LINK's James Ports named MD Transportation Administrator of the Year

    Harford Transit LINK Administrator James Ports has been selected as the 2013 Administrator of the Year by the Transportation Association of Maryland Inc. Ports was praised for his dedication to improving mobility and access to economic opportunity for...
  • Health exchange to offer retroactive coverage

    Health exchange to offer retroactive coverage
    Consumers stuck in limbo, unable to access the state's glitch-prone online health exchange, will be allowed to get coverage through the plans they want under an agreement that state officials worked out with insurance companies. Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • O'Malley backs $10.10 minimum wage

    O'Malley backs $10.10 minimum wage
    Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that he will push for raising the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour over the next two years, with automatic increases after that to keep pace with inflation. O'Malley appeared at an evening rally outside...
  • Plenty going on at Clarksville Middle School [Clarksville]

    There is plenty of good news from Clarksville Middle School this week. The CMS Band Concert is scheduled for Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Come out to see and hear the CMS Chorus in concert on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Remember, all events are subject to weather...
  • Legalized pot is about freedom of choice [Letter]

    Legalized pot is about freedom of choice [Letter]
    Regrading Mike Gimbel's recent letter ("Say no to legalized pot," Jan. 12), the issue is not whether cannabis is completely safe for everybody but rather freedom of choice for adults. One in 13 children suffer from food allergies, yet we have not...
  • A new year's thought — renewing old friendships [Senioro Circles]

    This is the start of a New Year and I decided to write about renewing old acquaintances.  What brought this subject to mind is my renewal of friendship with a resident of Morningside Assisted Living in Laurel, where I do a book club every two weeks.  I...
  • Fireworks shock and intimidate [Commentary]

    Fireworks shock and intimidate [Commentary]
    I write to ask the governor and General Assembly to help with a growing problem in Baltimore County and elsewhere in Maryland, namely the year-round practice of detonating loud firecrackers and launching incendiary fireworks among homes in residential...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...