| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:10 AM
This sounds like a terrible way to start your day.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 300,000 classic chrome two-slice Hamilton Beach toasters after 15 reports of toasters that did not pop up as intended, igniting the...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:30 AM
The latest news on executive pay at publicly traded companies is good — if you happen to be a CEO, that is. Reflecting the national trend, at least 14 highly-paid chief executives of 19 companies surveyed in the Baltimore region saw fatter paychecks...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Three newly elected members of the Havre de Grace City Council were sworn in during a brief ceremony as part of Monday night's council meeting.
Harford County Circuit Court – and Havre de Grace resident – Judge Emory Plitt administered the...
| 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,...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Bel Air's town employees will get a 3 percent raise in July and residents of English Country Manor should soon get their long sought traffic light at Gateway Drive and Boulton Street under the 2013 town budget that received final approval from the Board...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Recently, The Sun challenged my decision to vote against a proposal to raise the State of Maryland's debt ceiling from $925 million to $1.075 billion in the upcoming fiscal year ("Franchot drifts right," Dec. 26). While I appreciate that others may not...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Seven years after the Hippodrome Theatre reopened with a citywide celebration and an outpouring of civic optimism, the historic venue is struggling, beset by exorbitant utility expenses and an audience that is seemingly deserting in droves.
| May 29, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Restaurateurs expect the summer tourism season to be better than the past few summers, Nation's Restaurant News is reporting.
Easing gas prices and growing consumer confidence bode well for travel and tourism, which should help restaurant sales, the...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Black & Decker Inc. has settled with the federal government to pay $960,000 in order to end the inquiry into whether the company did not report safety problems with a weed whacker it sold, according to a statement Wednesday by the U.S. Consumer Product...