| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The Baltimore school system is raising the price of student lunches to $3 — one of the highest among the nation's large, urban districts — under a plan that also provides free meals to every low-income student.
The price is up from $2.35 for...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:13 PM
I am appalled at the vendors' opinions quoted in your July 25 article about Howard County farmers' markets. Given the rate of obesity in this country, and the rise of obesity-related diseases in children, encouraging families to shop for fresh, local...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Columbia chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. said Thursday that it took a hit to sales in the second quarter as a price increase prompted customers to jump ship.
Investors didn't like that news, pressing the stock price down $5.33 a share — more than 6...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A marquee name in the technology industry said Tuesday that it is buying Columbia-based Sourcefire — a homegrown player in the hot cybersecurity field — for $2.7 billion cash.
Cisco Systems wants to bolster its security offerings with...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The Anne Arundel County government is getting more than $300,000 as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit over prescription drug pricing.
Anne Arundel's portion of the $82 million settlement is $365,886.26 and will go into the county's health...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
When Margaret Sherrod was in her 20s, she filled her weekends with 10k and other races, but in recent years she has cut back her competitive running schedule.
The 58-year-old retired teacher from Millersville is still in great shape and runs regularly...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore's home market shifted this year, but a spike in interest rates may unsettle the balance again.
"Back in the beginning of January … all of the buyers thought they were still in the buyer's market. Then, in the beginning of February,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Drivers who buy their car insurance through the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state's auto insurer of last resort, seem always to be the door mats of the State House, but that comparison might be too generous. Rugs get a little respect every...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:29 AM
As Washington politicians search for budget solutions, imagine if there were a magical revenue source that operated not unlike a national consumption tax that many conservatives prefer and would mitigate global warming to please liberals, all while...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Federal deficits are too large, and mounting national debt threatens future generations. But as Democrats and Republicans squabble over the mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration that went into effect Friday night, they are failing to face the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Once again, Virginia has beaten Maryland to the punch regarding taxes on business and consumers. Virginia eliminated its gas tax completely and replaced it with a 3.5 percent sales tax on the wholesale price of gasoline. Gov. Martin O'Malley's new tax...