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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers

    Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers
    Maryland regulators have launched an investigation into the practices of several energy suppliers in the wake of winter rate spikes that drew howls of complaints from customers. The state Public Service Commission ordered five companies to demonstrate...
  • Pandora looks to expand presence, brand

    Pandora looks to expand presence, brand
    Shoppers have come to know the Pandora name for glittering displays of customized sterling bracelets and gemstone charms sold by jewelers or the company's own retailers. But the Danish company kept a lower profile for its Maryland connection — a U....
  • Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts

    Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts
    Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her noneducation haunts her to this day. Her wages have been garnished, her tax...
  • Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012

    Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...