| Sep 22, 2013
The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit.
The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Another day, another baby product recall – Baby Einstein activity jumpers, the Nap Nanny, Bumbo seats, cribs, strollers, etc. How is a new parent supposed to keep up with them all?
One of the best places to find out about recalls is the U.S....
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season.
With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:43 PM
T. Rowe Price reported a $270.3 million profit in the third quarter Thursday, up 9.3 percent from the previous year, although the Baltimore-based money manager saw an outflow of investor dollars during the period.
On a per-share basis, the company earned...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Thomas Gallagher tried to steer his daughter toward one of the less-pricey costumes at Spirit Halloween in Glen Burnie. But then the 5-year-old spied the Snow White get-up.
Gallagher ended up spending about $40 at the store last week on a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent raise next year, the Social Security Administration announced today.
Also, the agency announced that the amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax is going up next year from $113,700...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:14 PM
The next big battle for federal workers might not be over another government shutdown, but how to measure inflation.
The long-term budget deal that lawmakers agreed last month to pursue is expected to include discussion on whether the federal government...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Your article, "Md. GOP considers opening its primary" (July 18), came as a surprise since I am a member of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee and had not heard about any plans to allow independents to vote in our primaries.
Sure, we are...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested.
This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:24 AM
In their first meeting as a group on Monday afternoon, members of the Aberdeen Salary Task Force laid the groundwork, but didn't get into any philosophical discussions, for their assignment of studying a proposed salary increase for the city's future...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:40 AM
The maritime economy hasn't been shipshape in the city that calls itself "America's Sailing Capital."
The doldrums that becalmed the national powerboat and sailboat industry four years ago did not spare Annapolis — or the two boat shows that have...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:51 PM
After slumping during the recession, sales of recreational vehicles are on the rise as U.S. consumers give in to the lure of the open road — with amenities — and are once again able to get credit to buy what many consider an affordable...