| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:58 AM
President Barack Obama is initiating an "Insourcing American Jobs" dialogue with top business leaders. The latter are always looking for tax breaks and special benefits, and this could quickly degenerate into pleas for special treatment — whereas...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:45 PM
As Congress redoubles its efforts to cut expenditures from the federal budget, many worthy programs face the chopping block. Austerity means fewer federal highway projects, after-school programs and Social Security cost-of-living increases. Yet, some...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:25 AM
I was all ready this weekend to pull together a diatribe complaining about just how tepid the marketing for the mayoral election has been. But then I saw the above photo.
With the exception of Otis Rolley's polished branding campaign, everyone else in...
| Jun 21, 2012
Hey, did you hear the joke about the world leader who had the answer to the global economic crisis? Well, there you go -- now you have.
Remember the old days, when leaders of developed nations would hold summits to decide how to solve the plight of the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Another portion of Wheel Road near Bel Air will soon be affected by the relocation of Verizon facilities.
At their meeting July 12, members of the Harford County Board of Estimates approved a contract of $186,726 with Verizon to relocate poles and...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Last week Steve Buttry posted an article at The Buttry Diary on the ways in which copy editing, if it is to survive, must change from copy editors' accustomed attitudes and practices. I urge you to read it; no, I implore you to read it. Mr. Buttry, though...
| Jul 21, 2011
Career development trainer Brian Smith knows that finding a job requires more than excellent job skills. It also requires a job seeker to excel in applying for and interviewing for positions.
Smith seeks to get them back on track with career...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Donald F. Munson grew up around politics, but it wasn't until he became a congressional page in the early 1950s that he decided to make a career of it.
The Washington County Republican, who served 36 years in the Maryland General Assembly, met Gerald R....
| Aug 21, 2011
Online budgeting sites aim to take the tedium out of money management, and the latest entry even tries to make a game of it with cash prizes.
Budgeting is such a turnoff that some financial professionals won't even use the term with clients.
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Microsoft led off the lineup of developers and publishers who will be showcasing everything new in digital entertainment at this week’s E3expo in Los Angeles.
While the news out of Redmond was very heavy on the Xbox’s capabilities as a...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Microsoft thinks consumers aren’t viewing their favorite games, movies and television shows on enough screens.
That’s the premise behind “SmartGlass,” a feature debuting later this year that is designed to enhance the...