| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:23 PM
By most accounts, Maryland Tax-Free Week has been a good way for shoppers to get a limited break from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax.
Timed to coincide with back-to-school shopping in August, shoppers don't have to pay state sales tax when buying most...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:27 PM
An immigrant Ivory Coast worker told a West Baltimore church congregation Sunday what it's like to make $11.50 an hour washing dishes at a food concession at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport — and struggle to make ends...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has appointed a former Bon-Ton Stores executive to its board of directors, the Hampstead-based men's apparel chain said Wednesday.
Byron "Bud" Bergren's appointment takes effect immediately, the company said.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:07 PM
— The Obama administration plans to postpone a key requirement of the president's health law, delaying until 2015 penalties on large employers that don't offer health coverage.
The one-year delay, announced by the Treasury Department late...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Did you get out and shop in April?
Retail sales numbers released today show improving consumer confidence and more spending in stores.
The National Retail Federation reported a 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted sales gain from March to April,...
| May 14, 2012
| 11:44 AM
If you've never heard of Baltimorean Jim Adams, the National Retail Federation is hoping you will soon, thanks to a promotional campaign by the trade group.
Adams owns Falls Road Running Store on Falls Road. A full page advertisement featuring a photo of...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:34 AM
It may be unseemly, when given a gift, to ask for more. But for struggling families, it would be nice to get more with regard to the Maryland's August gift to shoppers — a week to buy clothing without sales tax.
Maryland Tax Free Week ended Aug....
| Jun 5, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Baltimore is among the regions hardest-hit by organized retail crime, a growing national problem in which gangs steal and sell goods, a retail trade group reported Tuesday.
A survey by the National Retail Federation shows that almost no retailer is...
| Jul 15, 2012
It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived.
While shoppers sorted through racks of discounted shorts and tank tops, retailers at White Marsh Mall began displaying school backpacks and uniforms. Area Target stores...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:03 PM
With time running out before the contract expires, the union representing 14,500 longshoremen on the East and Gulf coasts and the port employers' organization will meet Wednesday morning with a federal mediator to try to avert the first strike in 35...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The union representing 14,500 dockworkers on the East and Gulf coasts and the group representing shippers and port employers have averted a possible Oct. 1 strike by agreeing to extend the contract for 90 days.
The announcement came early Thursday...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Halloween has become a holiday for the masses, retailers are happy to say, with more Americans than ever planning this year to decorate homes, dress up, attend or throw a party or take kids trick or treating.
A consumer spending survey done for the...