| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:12 PM
In years past, Nathaniel Scroggins spent late August and early September finding ways to de-emphasize the Orioles gear at the Sport Shop store in Harborplace. Whatever was left from summer got tucked into one corner, while Ravens gear swarmed the space....
| May 15, 2013
| 12:32 PM
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of local governments. This bill has flaws, but they could be fixed in the House. It should be passed.
I don't like the idea...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Move over Willy Wonka, Jama Cocoa has arrived in Arbutus.
Jamasen Rodriguez, a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, and three of his classmates have started a chocolate-making business that will open in Arbutus in the spring.
No exact date has...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In 1998, when President Bill Clinton signed the bipartisan Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibited state and local taxation of Internet access and Internet-only services, the purpose was to promote the commercial potential of the Internet, especially...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:01 PM
The huge warehouse planned for Southeast Baltimore fits the profile of online retailer Amazon's rapidly expanding distribution network, according to shipping industry analysts.
The 1 million-square-foot facility is so big it only makes sense for a...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Medifast, a maker of weight-loss food products in Owings Mills, said it will begin collecting sales and use taxes on all Internet sales where applicable starting in September.
The company said it was doing so as more state legislatures and revenue...
| Dec 29, 2012
Retailers have had a difficult few years, especially the small shops that make up the bulk of the Maryland Retailers Association's membership. As the trade group's president since June 2010, Patrick Donoho has seen the effects of the recession as many...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:10 PM
If you were among the millions expected to shop online on Cyber Monday, you had a hand in bumping ecommerce sales over last year's, some preliminary data is showing.
Though final statistics for the day's traffic and sales are not yet out, PayPal reported...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Come Monday, driving around Maryland will cost more — both at the gas pump and the toll plaza.
Marylanders will see a 3.5 cent rise in the state's gas tax — the first such increase in two decades — as well as toll rates that jump as...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:00 AM
As the owner of a flower shop in Aberdeen, I am very concerned with new legislation currently being considered in Congress: the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and the "Marketplace Equity Act," which will add sales tax to Internet sales. This will...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:37 PM
A loan for Kohl's Department Stores is being considered by the Harford County Council to help the company to make improvements to its e-commerce distribution, or fulfillment, center in Edgewood.
The conditional loan from the Maryland Department of...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Officials across the nation are trumpeting a $69 million settlement in a nationwide price-fixing case against Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.
But don't go rushing out to put a downpayment on a beach house.