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  • What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]
    Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...
  • Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar

    Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar
    When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries. It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan,...
  • McCormick shares surge on rise in profits

    McCormick shares surge on rise in profits
    Shares in McCormick & Co. Inc. surged nearly 5.5 percent Tuesday after it announced that its profit rose nearly 9 percent in the first quarter as the spice company used digital marketing to build its brand and launched new products around the world....
  • Datebook

    Sunday, March 30 Fashion show The National Alliance on Mental Illness, in conjunction with Success In Style, will host a "Springing Into Step" fashion show at 2 p.m. at Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St. in Savage. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-772-9300....
  • Maryland nurse convicted of sex abuse in Ohio

    Maryland nurse convicted of sex abuse in Ohio
    A Maryland nurse now serving jail time in Ohio for having unwanted sexual contact with a woman in labor has surrendered his state nursing license. James Julian Lewis, 29, voluntarily surrendered his Maryland nursing license Feb. 18, though he pleaded...
  • Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment

    Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment
    Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...
  • For consumers, more ways to complain

    For consumers, more ways to complain
    When the company Maggie Argent hired to make her mother's headstone didn't do the work, she turned to the forum that gives aggrieved customers an outlet — in the court of public opinion, if nothing else: the Internet. Argent's online complaint...
  • Md.'s bumpy health insurance enrollment period ends

    Md.'s bumpy health insurance enrollment period ends
    As consumers rushed to sign up for insurance on the last day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland's health exchange website slowed to a crawl and all circuits were busy at the call center. That worsened a bottleneck of consumers...
  • Marylanders deserve to know what's in their food [Commentary]

    Marylanders deserve to know what's in their food [Commentary]
    Genetically modified crops are failing to live up to their promises to produce higher yields at less environmental cost, yet they are showing up in everyday food without customers even knowing it. During this legislative session, Maryland lawmakers have...
  • Inspiring Women: Kavita Shukla

    Inspiring Women: Kavita Shukla
    When Kavita Shukla was 8, she designed a cage cleaner for her pet rabbit, Monet. Removing the cage’s tray to empty bunny pellets and food scraps was difficult and messy, and the third-grader was determined to improve on its design. “I came...
  • Denise Charrier McQuighan, database engineer

    Denise Charrier McQuighan, database engineer
    Denise Charrier McQuighan, a database engineer and Johns Hopkins University graduate, died of cancer March 5 at her Gaithersburg home. She was 55. Born Denise Anne Charrier in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of George Charrier, an engineer who lives...
  • Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise

    Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise
    The Maryland Senate has passed legislation to increase the salary of the Harford County state's attorney. The measure is awaiting action in the House of Delegates. Under the legislation, SB 475, the state's attorney's base salary of $98,500, which has...