| Nov 18, 2011
| 7:46 AM
As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community.
These groups and the people they serve need our...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Unemployment is high, national debt is mounting and the government appears utterly incapable of doing anything productive. The Middle East is roiled, Europe is teetering on the brink of financial collapse, and China is beefing up its military. But the...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 5:12 AM
For years, Bonnie Brumwell Hoyas and her three brothers have been trying to persuade Anne Arundel County officials to allow them to redevelop their family land, which houses several family businesses — including a large flea market — along...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:52 AM
It was just a matter of time before businesses began to push back against some of the worst behaviors of extreme couponers.
Some retailers and manufacturers have revised their policies lately, restricting the number of coupons consumers can use to...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Tamara Jensen had a dilemma.
When she and her husband, Mike, and two daughters, Kate and Veronica, moved to Ellicott City three years ago, they slowly began to make over their 24-year-old home in Valley Mede. But when it came to the formal living room,...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:42 PM
The beleaguered Safeway grocery store in the Long Reach Village Center will close Saturday, Nov. 5, according to a company spokesman.
"The store has not performed to the degree that we hoped it would," Safeway spokesman Craig Muckle said. "We make...
| Apr 14, 2011
In a move that could signal the end of the Superfresh grocery store franchise in Maryland, the chain's parent company, which operates more than two dozen stores in the state, said Wednesday it wants to sell most of its local outlets as part of a plan to...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Shoppers at The Mall in Columbia have no shortage of choices — with more than 200 stores and more than 1.3 million square feet of retail space to explore, they’re bound to find whatever they’re looking for.
Owned and managed by...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:40 PM
It's called Chesapeake Bay Candle. But for 17 years, all the products in the signature line of Annapolis-born and Rockville-based Pacific Trade International were made by cheaper labor in Asia.
On Tuesday, the brand celebrates a sort of homecoming: the...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Ted Williams wasn't at the pool last week. Nor was he on the basketball court, polishing off an ice cream cone, sleeping in till noon or catching a movie.
One gloriously sunny midsummer day found him at Target, clutching a dictionary and gazing...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:09 AM
The old B&O Railroad Station will likely be turned into some type of museum, Aberdeen City Council members were told Monday night.
At their regular meeting Monday night, the council got an update on the plan to rebuild the station and learned a city...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Think about how you have been feeling about your portfolio lately.
Were you unfazed by the debt-ceiling debate in Congress that brought the country to the brink of default or by the stock market sell-off that followed last week? Did you figure these were...