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  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
  • Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]

    Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]
    On Jan. 1 of this year, over 2.5 million low-paid workers throughout the country got a raise. Unfortunately, none of these workers lives in Maryland. Thanks to minimum wage increases that took effect on New Year's Day in 13 states, including Arizona,...
  • The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates

    The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates
    Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise. Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
  • Anne Arundel County gets settlement in prescription case

    Anne Arundel County gets settlement in prescription case
    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...
  • Uber announces six percent price cut for Baltimore riders

    Uber announces six percent price cut for Baltimore riders
    Uber -- the company that allows users to hail a car via a smartphone app -- is drastically cutting prices in several markets including Baltimore.  The price changes run as much as a 20 percent discount, but Baltimore riders will see a six percent drop....
  • Pricing recommendations for I-95 express toll lanes approved

    Pricing recommendations for I-95 express toll lanes approved
    Rush-hour commuters could pay nearly $5 a day in tolls to travel back and forth on a seven-mile stretch of express toll lanes set to open next year along Interstate 95 east and north of Baltimore, according to proposed pricing approved Thursday by the...
  • Smaltimore takes off quickly in Canton

    Smaltimore takes off quickly in Canton
    To call Smaltimore, the Canton bar that replaced Lager's Pub in July, "busy" on a recent Sunday afternoon would be a severe understatement. Surrounded by almost all New York Giants fans — the rowdy type, as if there is any other kind — I took...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
  • Cisco to buy Columbia's Sourcefire for $2.7B

    Cisco to buy Columbia's Sourcefire for $2.7B
    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...
  • Grace says sales fell in 2Q after a price increase

    Grace says sales fell in 2Q after a price increase
    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...
  • Farmers market vendors should offer affordable prices [Letter]

    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...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...