| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Think twice before sneaking time at work to shop online on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or other times during the holiday.
As many as 60 percent of employers say they will be block workers’ access to online shopping sites this season, according to...
| 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...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:06 AM
Thanksgiving is gone, so it's safe to put out the Christmas stuff, though some major retailers thought it was OK to get started in September.
If the mid-week forecasts are correct, the weekend should be pretty good outdoors for that sort of stuff....
| 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 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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.