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A law enacted by the General Assembly in 2011 allowing direct shipment of wine to consumers appears to be having its intended effect of expanding consumer choice -- at least for the connoisseurs who care about such things. A report prepared by the...
Tags: Alcoholic Beverages, Wines
Harford's delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will be tackling a number of major bills this year, including those dealing with gun control and the death penalty. Some elected officials, like Sen. Nancy Jacobs, plan to fight those measures....
Anyone who believes that political stalemate over raising taxes or a preference for deferring hard choices were problems unique to Congress has probably never been to Annapolis. Even when one party dominates both chambers, as the Democrats do in the...
A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there. "We...
Incumbent presidents don't run for reelection simply to preserve first-term accomplishments. Presidents and presidential candidates are men and women of big ambition, driven by the immense self-confidence required to run for the job and a desire to...
Consumer advocates welcomed a federal effort aiming to prevent predatory mortgage lending at a town hall in Baltimore on Thursday, but expressed worries that new rules would not halt discrimination. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a...
Tags: Finance, Banking, Loans, Benjamin L. Cardin, Linthicum
For the last dozen years, Vince Talbert has focused on one thing: Bill Me Later. The 45-year-old Baltimore native co-founded the online payment company with three partners in 2000. The company helps Internet shoppers buy stuff online without a credit...
Two Carroll County plumbing companies and their owner have been ordered to pay more than $1 million after the state attorney general’s office found work done by employees who were not licensed plumbers. All State Plumbing Inc. and All State...
Maryland's economy shed 3,100 jobs in November, the latest U-turn in a bumpy year overshadowed by the fast-approaching "fiscal cliff," according to federal data released Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor also sharply revised downward its estimate...
Tonight a former South Baltimore rec center is re-born as a tech center. Work — paid work for clients whose fees will help send students to college — will happen there. But there will still be plenty of play. Focused on after-school...
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played...
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