| Oct 3, 2011
| 6:50 PM
Andy York recently bought a T-shirt that captures how he feels about his city.
The design includes various implements of violence that include brass knuckles, a switchblade, a noose and a brick in the shape of a heart.
"It all comes down to self-...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:27 PM
A country legend is coming to Port Deposit this weekend, along with a free food and wine festival.
George Jones will be performing at the Cecil County Food and Wine Festival at Marina Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.
Starting the day of live...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:54 PM
This recorded message must be one of the biggest fibs a business makes to customers: "Your call is very important to us."
If that's true, why not hire someone to answer the phone?
Indeed, not being able to reach a live person is the No. 1 gripe about...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:33 PM
The United States tax code is so backward that billionaire investor Warren Buffett pays only 17 percent in income taxes, a rate even lower than that of his secretary. Or so he claims. While I have great respect for Mr. Buffett, and while I agree that...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:23 AM
We've talked before about subtle techniques restaurants and brick-and-mortar stores use to encourage you to open your wallet. Now let's discuss how online retailers nudge you toward buying.
According to Vouchercodes.co.uk, pages that load swiftly, one-...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 5:00 AM
There's no denying the convenience and simplicity of shopping online. Successful retailers like Amazon.com and Overstock.com have become giants as a result. Small wonder that online sales have grown to an estimated $200 billion annually, or about 7...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Taxes, taxes, and more taxes for the Maryland residents to pay is the only solution The Sun seems to endorse. Now The Sun is attacking Internet purchasing ("The digital divide," June 26) because on-line retailers do not charge sales taxes to customers...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Your recent editorial advocating taxation of online sales ("The digital divide," June 26) understates the legal and practical difficulties of imposing such a tax.
Far from being a "subsidy" or "tax exemption" for such sellers, the current law is based on...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 11:05 AM
Friday is a red letter day for Maryland residents who like their grapes crushed, fermented and bottled: For the first time in modern history, it is legal to have a bottle of wine, whether produced in Maryland or elsewhere, shipped directly to one's door....
| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Is anyone surprised that wine is sold at fancy restaurants at a markup? I'd say no.
But some of the finest restaurants in the Netherlands are upset that an online retailer has published the prices they charge for the same bottles sold at a considerable...
| Nov 21, 2010
| 1:33 PM
Social shopping is the new trend in Internet commerce these days.
Websites have sprouted up, promising great discounts if a certain number of people sign up to buy. Groupon and LivingSocial are some of the most prominent, but a small Maryland startup...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:16 PM
The Under Armour brand is poised for continued growth with a soon-to-be-released football cleat that's expected to drive footwear sales, as well as plans to keep expanding into international markets, executives told stockholders Tuesday.