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  • Strong apparel, footwear sales send Under Armour profits soaring

    Strong apparel, footwear sales send Under Armour profits soaring
    Under Armour saw profit and sales soar in the first quarter, beating analysts' estimates, but the market punished the athletic wear brand's stock, which fell more than 7 percent on Thursday. The Baltimore-based apparel maker attributed its strong...
  • State regulators warn consumers about virtual currency

    State regulators warn consumers about virtual currency
    State officials are warning consumers to pay attention to their e-wallets. Virtual currency such as Bitcoin is becoming more popular but is largely unregulated, and it comes without federally backed insurance. The warning from Maryland's attorney...
  • Opening eyes to mental health [Letter]

    For more than six decades, Mental Health Awareness Month has been celebrated, serving as a vehicle not only to educate others about mental illness but also to eliminate stigma for persons with mental health issues. Last year, the Maryland Coalition for...
  • Deluge causes landslide in Charles Village, floods roadways across state

    Deluge causes landslide in Charles Village, floods roadways across state
    A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed Wednesday amid a month's worth of rain, dumping street lights, sidewalks and half a dozen cars onto the CSX rail tracks below. No injuries were...
  • More people now own smartphones than cell phones

    For the first time, more people own smartphones than basic cell phones, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Nearly two-thirds, 64 percent, of U.S. households own smartphones, the group said Thursday in its annual Household CE Ownership...
  • Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations

    Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations
    On one side are technologists, preaching that open access to unlimited Internet bandwidth is the bedrock of innovation for a 21st-century economy — and is under threat. On the other are telecommunications giants that say they are equally committed...
  • Spend on quality, not more papers [Letter]

    The Baltimore Sun Media Group is buying up more newspapers ("Sun purchases Annapolis and Carroll papers," May 2). Why? It cannot seem to adequately manage The Baltimore Sun, its premier publication. After elimination of all competition, Baltimore is...
  • At HCEDA incubator, socially conscious capitalism takes root

    At HCEDA incubator, socially conscious capitalism takes root
    Jeff Cherry wants to transform the way that capitalism is practiced in Maryland. “The world would be a much better place, much more joyous and humane, if businesspeople, and entrepreneurs, and investors, cared as much about people as they do about...
  • Berkshire Hathaway brings brokerage service to Maryland

    Berkshire Hathaway brings brokerage service to Maryland
    There will be fewer of the familiar blue-and-white Prudential signs marking homes for sale across the Baltimore region next month as some are replaced with plum-colored signs bearing another storied name. Berkshire Hathaway, the company headed by...
  • Brewers aim to add Eastern Shore to craft-beer map

    Brewers aim to add Eastern Shore to craft-beer map
    Just because you're on vacation at the shore doesn't mean every drink has to come with a tiny beach umbrella. Pitch the slushy or cosmopolitan, and think more along the lines of craft. Craft beer, that is. For a long time, beer drinkers lacked choices...
  • Short circuit

    Short circuit
    In 2006, when the electric industry was a hot topic in the Maryland governor's race, the issue was BGE rates, with the Democratic candidate, Martin O'Malley, promising more consumer-friendly regulators who would seek to roll back a 72 percent increase....
  • Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]

    Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]
    As the leaders of Powerupmontco and Reliability4HOCO, two non-partisan electric utility consumer advocacy groups, we were frustrated with your recent editorial critical of gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur's electric utilities reform proposal ("Short...