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  • Md. pols steeped in Tampa's surrogate battle

    Md. pols steeped in Tampa's surrogate battle
    TAMPA, Fla. —Former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. rushed through a convention hall that holds more than 15,000 journalists to get to an interview about why Republican nominee Mitt Romney should be elected president. Across town, Democratic...
  • Fiscal cliff, here we come

    Fiscal cliff, here we come
    Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy. With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...
  • Letter: Craig outlines progress made on costs of government staff compensation

    Editor: I would like to commend you for acknowledging in your editorial entitled "Time for a Raise," that Harford County's employees do their jobs well and that "it is reasonable … to include a raise for those on the public payroll." Where I...
  • Fashion's Night Out events planned for Towson, Harbor East

    Fashion's Night Out events planned for Towson, Harbor East
    Tonight is Fashion's Night Out, and not only in New York City. Baltimore area shopping destinations are getting in on the fashion world's "shopping extravaganza," a single night that started in New York in 2009 to highlight fashion, restore consumer...
  • Bel Air might consider meters for downtown's last free parking lot

    Bel Air might consider meters for downtown's last free parking lot
    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...
  • Maryland seeks sustainability seal for striped bass

    Maryland seeks sustainability seal for striped bass
    Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways. The state has spent...
  • Early start to Black Friday for shoppers, stores

    Early start to Black Friday for shoppers, stores
    This year, the packed-house madness that is Black Friday had petered out well before dawn. With many stores opening at midnight Thursday and some starting sales hours earlier, thousands of Baltimore-area shoppers arrived — and left — in...
  • Early surveys show robust sales increases on Black Friday

    Early surveys show robust sales increases on Black Friday
    Shoppers packed stores and spent money in record numbers on Black Friday, early surveys show, a phenomenon that analysts call a hopeful sign for the U.S economy after months of up-and-down consumer spending. Black Friday sales were up 6.6 percent over...
  • Deficit reduction requires shared sacrifice

    Deficit reduction requires shared sacrifice
    A whole lot of Democrats and independents were probably delighted to hear President Barack Obama demonstrate a little more resolve in the deficit reduction debate today. In unveiling his $3 billion proposal to reduce federal debt over the next decade...
  • Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm

    Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm
    Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days. The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...
  • Few show for Darlington water hearing

    The Maryland Environmental Service's public hearing Thursday about planned water rate increases in the Darlington district drew a sparse crowd. Five residents of the small northern Harford County community came for a presentation that explained the sixth...
  • Interest rates on consumer loans have fallen recently

    The silver lining in all this economic upheaval lately: low interest rates on consumer borrowing. Mortgage rates are at or near record lows, causing a jump in refinancing. Credit cards rates remain largely flat. And new car loans have been inching...