| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Baltimore-area home prices rose in July to their highest level in five years as buyers competed for a limited supply of homes on the market, the region's multiple listing service said Monday.
The median sales price grew 5.6 percent to $264,062 last...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Veteran Harford County Public Schools educator Barbara Boksz has spent the past week looking through her options since learning she was one of 46 teachers and other school staffers to lose their jobs, the result of a slew of measures approved by the Board...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Retailers plagued by slow sales might want to seek customers outside the U.S. -- places, for instance, such as Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
Those countries top a 2013 ranking of developing countries for retail investment by consultant A.T. Kearney....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:03 AM
When it comes to higher gas taxes, most Maryland businesses agree on one thing: They want a guarantee that the money designated for highway revenues will go to roads and bridges. But when the rubber met the road in the Maryland House of Delegates, some...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Here's a quiz for all current and future college students and their families: Which of the following has risen in price the most sharply over the last several decades — tuition, health care, the consumer price index or textbooks?
For the correct...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard.
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Revenue from parking meters and public lots in downtown Bel Air is not growing despite efforts by town officials to get more people to eat, shop and drink in town and, if the situation doesn't improve, one town official says they may have to start...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Did you get out and shop in April?
Retail sales numbers released today show improving consumer confidence and more spending in stores.
The National Retail Federation reported a 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted sales gain from March to April,...
| May 17, 2013
The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training's Baltimore complex is full of neatly made beds and shining-clean floors, a military-like environment for homeless former service members working to get their lives back on track.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:48 AM
We just received a letter from our state senator (Jim Brochin) that has me befuddled.
He says "The new law increases the gas tax from 23.5 cents per gallon to 43.5 cents per gallon by mid-2016. Additional gas taxes will then be linked to the Consumer...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The talk in Washington and among opinion leaders around the country's budget issues today centers on "balance" and "responsibility." Many conservatives declare that these terms mean that there should be no new revenue, only spending cuts to programs...