| May 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
•••• Wouldn’t it be fun to buy a monthly fee for your Xbox and Kinect like you do with your cell phone? It looks like that’s going to be an option for folks who want to pay $99 for hardware then shell out...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:02 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Greg Knox was shirtless, with his chest painted orange and black, the last time the Orioles were in a playoff game, the finale of the 1997 American League Championship Series.
Knox, originally from Towson and a Calvert Hall...
| May 28, 2012
"See that?" I asked, pointing at a TV ad for major appliances. "If we ever have to get a new washer and dryer, that's the color I want!"
They were deep blue, and I heard a choir of angels singing.
"Don't jinx our machines," cautioned Doug, knocking on...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Burck Smith is so far making good on his vision for revamping the way people pay for and complete college courses. His startup company, Straighterline, enables students to pay $99 a month for introductory college courses — and potentially save...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:15 AM
When the Ravens start their season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 10, John Aldave will be sitting in handicapped seating in the visitors end zone.
But long before game time, the 51-year-old Catonsville resident and season ticket holder...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:30 AM
He won gold in the 2000 Games as a 19-year-old, and before the next Olympics came around, he had walked away from the world of competitive swimming. Where he went nor why he now has come back is not entirely clear, although it appears to have involved...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:23 AM
For some tips on fall clothing deals, check out ShopSmart magazine's October issue.
The Consumer Reports publication will feature a "Six Steps to Score Big Savings on Clothes," guide, the non-profit product testing organization said.
"This issue of...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Stephanie Torrible's Reisterstown consignment shop specializes in secondhand designer duds. It also specializes in giving women a second chance — even those who never set foot in the Main Street store.
Clothing that doesn't sell and isn't reclaimed...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:50 PM
A week from Saturday, the very thick chapter that isMichael Phelps' part of the record books will finally be closed. After a glittering career in which it was easier to write his records in pencil since he likely would surpass them at some point, it's...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Shane Butcher is auctioning off "the American Dream," or at least a video game enthusiast version of it. Via one of the most unique eBay listings one can come across, Butcher is selling his chain of three video game stores, called R.U. Game?, his two...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Everyone hopes for their moment of fame, but for Capt. Norm Bartlett, a Chesapeake Bay fishing guide, celebrity has been an out-of-body experience.
Bartlett's likeness appears in the 2012 collection of Topps trading cards, one of 33 non-baseball...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:27 AM
As far as summer jobs go, one could certainly do worse than playing "Diablo 3."
One Reddit poster, "WishboneTheDog," sparked interest and debate about the hit game's "Real Money Auction House (RMAH)" feature with a post detailing how he or she has made...