| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:48 AM
As shoppers find the best Black Friday deals and swipe their credit cards, The Baltimore Sun shares their stories.
Deals 'better than what we thought'
Shortly after 9 a.m., drivers circled the multi-level parking lots at Towson Town Center looking for...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Employees at Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region's largest insurer, can work from home several days a week.
Hunt Valley-based McCormick & Co. lets some full-time spice plant employees work four-day weeks.
And in the "flexible workplace" of...
| Jun 26, 2011
Investment guru Peter Lynch once advised ordinary folks to "invest in what you know."
For many small investors, some of the companies they are most familiar with are the e-commerce and social media sites they use every day.
Now some of these private...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:59 AM
March Madness kicked off today, but for gamers, it's a sad reminder that for two and a half years, nobody has bothered to capture this exciting month of sports in a video game.
College athletics is in a tumultuous time, with increasing pressure to...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game.
But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience ...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Below is a mea culpa from Netflix over its recently poor customer relations moves.
But blogger Peter Cohan doesn't seem moved: "Changing your name is not enough to turn around a struggling business," he writes. He says Netflix has some significant...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 1:30 PM
We are disappointed to read the latest editorial attack against Penn National Gaming by The Sun ("Penn National's bluff," July 8). How can The Sun advocate that Penn be expected to write a blank check to cover years of potential future operating losses at...
| Oct 3, 2011
At a recent meeting I attended, a name surfaced as a resource and possible speaker for a future caregiving forum. The individual's name is Amy Goyer, author and multigenerational family expert. It turns out that Goyer wears many hats for AARP, formerly...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 5:22 PM
When RCA introduced its first television, the set was encased in clear Lucite, so visitors to the 1939 World's Fair in New York could see the electronic innards and walk away confident that the sound and video were not a mere trick.
Decades later, the...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Throughout the 1980s and '90s, there was a gold standard brand-name in consumer electronics: Sony. If you had disposable income and were interested in entertaining yourself, you were looking at Sony products first, and then working your way down.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:30 AM
•••• Sony launched the PlayStation Vita on Wednesday in North America and Europe, and analysts are predicting it could actually be a hit for the beleaguered company despite slowing sales in Japan. [Los Angeles Times]...