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  • Rough time for Eastern Shore's poultry industry

    Rough time for Eastern Shore's poultry industry
    On Maryland's Eastern Shore, everything leads back to chickens. The poultry industry is the largest piece of a key sector of the local economy — agriculture — and its reach is broad: from the truckers who move products and the many farmers...
  • CPSC recalls flaming toasters

    CPSC recalls flaming toasters
    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...
  • CEO pay: Let them eat golf balls

    CEO pay: Let them eat golf balls
    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...
  • Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending

    Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending
    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...
  • Baltimore bars prep for rush of Ravens fans

    Baltimore bars prep for rush of Ravens fans
    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...
  • Payroll tax deadline approaches — again

    Payroll tax deadline approaches — again
    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,...
  • Martin, Glenn, Smith sworn in to seats on Havre de Grace City Council

    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...
  • Harford council narrowly passes water and sewer rate increases

    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...
  • Bel Air town employees to get raises under new budget; light funded for Gateway and Boulton

    Bel Air town employees to get raises under new budget; light funded for Gateway and Boulton
    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...
  • Valentine's Day helps drive sales of luxury goods

    Valentine's Day helps drive sales of luxury goods
    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,...
  • Franchot: Maryland can't keep borrowing and spending

    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...
  • Restaurants expect strong summer season

    Restaurants expect strong summer season
    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...