| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:35 AM
The online auction for Center Stage concludes on Sunday. Hundreds of goods, services and experiences are up for bid including about 100 in the Wine & Dine category
The high-ticket item in the Wine & Dine category is the Restaurant Dining Card for a...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Baltimore's top information technology official resigned Tuesday after an audit in New York detailed alleged ethical violations that occurred while he worked in state government, including negotiating a job for his girlfriend and soliciting a job...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Maryland succeeded in raising $84 million to invest in promising technology companies across the state via a novel online auction of tax credits, officials announced Thursday.
The InvestMaryland plan, a cornerstone of Gov. Martin O'Malley's legislative...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
When the lights dim for "Hunger Games" at midnight Thursday, Fatimah Nelson, who bought tickets weeks ago, will be there, a bit breathless, at the edge of a plush seat at Arundel Mills.
"I've been waiting months and months and months," says the Baltimore...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Kyle Boyce takes a guitar lesson in Chicago every Wednesday night — with a teacher in Toronto.
No traveling is involved. Instead, Boyce fires up a computer, plugs in his electric guitar and launches into a live music lesson with his instructor on...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Harry Potter fans, who have waited years for a wizard to transform his tales into digital form, can finally buy ebooks. J.K. Rowling's new website, Pottermore, began selling the ebooks this morning, with prices ranging from $7.99 for the first three in...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:44 AM
So, the reindeer sweater from Aunt Emma this Christmas isn’t quite your style, so you and thousands of others are now in the process of returning gifts.
Which retailers provide the speediest returns?
STELLAService, which rates the customer service...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:03 PM
As the Ravens drove toward the playoffs, Barbra Skarzynski wanted to buy her son a team jersey as a Christmas gift. She searched Google for Lardarius Webb gear, quickly found a site that billed itself as an official store of the Ravens, and bought a...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:23 PM
While Marylanders are consumed with the debate over whether to allow a sixth casino and table games like poker and blackjack, the state is quietly moving ahead with an idea that could make gambling much more pervasive: Internet lottery sales. And in...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Vince Demor walked through a hotel lobby in shorts and a T-shirt, looking like any teenager, except for the accordion around his neck, which he wore as naturally as a lawyer sports a tie. He played exercises quietly as he walked.
Accordions are all...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Contrary to what a recent letter writer may think ("Internet sales tax will hurt small businesses," Nov. 18), collection of state sales taxes on online retail transactions will be a boon to small businesses in Maryland. Small businesses currently face...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:18 PM
It's official. Final numbers on Cyber Monday online retail spending are in. Sales not only beat last year's but set an online record.
Ecommerce sales on the Monday after Thankgiving reached $1.47 billion, a 17 percent jump compared with Cyber Monday...