| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Does anyone really think that the explosion in the size of federal, state and local governments and their intrusion into every aspect of American life has no relationship to the failing economy and the spectacular decline in consumer confidence?
| Jul 15, 2012
It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived.
While shoppers sorted through racks of discounted shorts and tank tops, retailers at White Marsh Mall began displaying school backpacks and uniforms. Area Target stores...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The Ravens have a game plan going into Sunday's matchup against the New England Patriots — and so do many Baltimore-area bars.
This week, bar owners have pre-ordered hundreds of extra pounds of chicken wings, rolled in more kegs of beer, and hooked...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:11 AM
The latest news in Washington on the payroll tax cut is that there's not much news. To the surprise of no one, negotiators in Congress are exactly where they were last December when the tax break was extended two months — gridlocked.
So once again,...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Despite sharp disagreement among its members, the Harford County Council approved legislation increasing water and sewer user rates Tuesday evening.
Council President Billy Boniface and Councilmen Jim McMahan and Joseph Woods voted against an amended...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:09 PM
It's no longer taboo to spend money lavishly if sales of high-end goods are any indicator. And that bodes well for retailers this Valentine's Day.
A resurgence in spending by the luxury consumer is expected to benefit stores that sell accessories,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:15 AM
While I agree with some of Max Richtman's commentary on Social Security ("Protect senior programs," Feb. 17), many of his observations are misleading.
Certainly, most any poll will show that people do not want any benefit cuts, and I would bet that...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Buoyed by rising assets under management and market gains, T. Rowe Price Group reported Wednesday that it earned $247.3 million, or 94 cents per share, for the third quarter.
Revenue reached $769.7 million for the three months ending Sept. 30.
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Havre de Grace's Water and Sewer Commission is recommending that the city increase user rates by at least 5 percent to close the water and sewer fund's deficit.
Garrett Lyttle, a citizen member of the commission and former city councilman, presented...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 2:23 PM
The Howard County Board of Education unanimously approved Renee Foose to be its new superintendent Thursday afternoon in Ellicott City.
"It's official," said Board Chairwoman Sandra French, after she and Foose signed the four-year contract that will...