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  • T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter

    T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter
    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...
  • Shoppers spend more on Halloween

    Shoppers spend more on Halloween
    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. Too late. Gallagher ended up spending about $40 at the store last week on a...
  • Howard commission readies recommendations for council, exec salaries

    A citizens' commission created to review the compensation levels of the county executive and council is close to making its final recommendations. After more than four months of meetings, in which commission members parsed budget information, examined...
  • Home prices continue steady rise, as sales slow

    Home prices continue steady rise, as sales slow
    Home prices in the Baltimore metro region continued a slow and steady climb in November, while sales grew sluggish, a seasonal trend exacerbated by economic uncertainty. Home prices rose just over 4 percent in November compared with the same time last...
  • The gas tax's 'toll on America' is already too heavy [Letter]

    The gas tax's 'toll on America' is already too heavy [Letter]
    I read with astonishment your editorial calling for a 15-cent increase in the federal gas tax, to 33.4 cents per gallon ("The toll on America," Dec. 5). This is on the heels of Gov. Martin O'Malley's hike in the state gas tax, which will go up every...
  • Early radio in Carroll County [Eagle Archives]

    Having grown up in Carroll County, I can tell you that, as late as the 1950s, radio was always a big deal in Carroll County. I remember our first television. It was a nice novelty. We still listened to the radio. On Nov. 18, 1932, according to the...
  • Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday

    Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday
    Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at...
  • Memories of the financial crisis, five years later

    Memories of the financial crisis, five years later
    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...
  • Keeping up with baby-product recalls

    Keeping up with baby-product recalls
    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....
  • Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare

    Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare
    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...
  • Shops at Mellor could see future facelift

    Shops at Mellor could see future facelift
    In recent months, the string of stores in the middle of Mellor Avenue flanking Magruder Avenue have undergone a number of changes. But the conclusion of the summer season does not mean the end of activity for the two commercial buildings formerly...
  • Salary process starts for Howard County executive, council members

    Salary process starts for Howard County executive, council members
    Howard County's newly appointed compensation review commission met for the first time Monday, July 29, to begin the process of deciding next term's salaries for the county executive and council members. The commission, which is composed of seven...