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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • McCormick profits down nearly 13% in fourth quarter

    McCormick profits down nearly 13% in fourth quarter
    Net income fell nearly 13 percent at McCormick & Co. Inc. during the fourth quarter, sending its shares sliding more than 6 percent Wednesday. The Sparks-based spice maker said it experienced sluggish consumer sales and took a loss from a voluntary...
  • 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...
  • A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement

    A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement
    When Osiris Therapeutics disclosed an agreement last week resolving concerns from federal regulators, the Columbia biotech firm pitched it as a win. The deal doesn't require changes to its marketing of Grafix bandages, Osiris said, and also gives it...
  • Price increases tempt Baltimore-area homeowners

    Price increases tempt Baltimore-area homeowners
    Baltimore-area home prices continued to rise in October, prompting an uptick in would-be sellers putting their houses on the market, according to a report released Monday. The median price for homes sold last month rose just under 4 percent to $238,250...
  • Home sales in metro Baltimore rise 16.6 percent in August

    Home sales in metro Baltimore rise 16.6 percent in August
    Sales of homes in metro Baltimore jumped nearly 17 percent in August from a year earlier, with demand pushing up the month's sales prices to the highest levels since 2008, according to a report released Tuesday. The median price for a home sold last...
  • 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...
  • Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver

    Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver
    Boys' Latin junior defenseman Dylan Gaines has committed orally to play lacrosse at Denver. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound recruit plays club for the Baltimore Crabs, attending Adrenaline Black Card, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association, King of 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...