| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Delhaize America, the parent company of Bottom Dollar Food Stores and Food Lion, is converting the two Bottom Dollar grocery stores in Laurel to Food Lion stores.
The process is nearly complete at the store on Sandy Spring Road.
Rebranding the two...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:27 AM
European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:09 PM
What is wrong with this picture?
On Wednesday, there was a story on Slate, "When Dollar Stores Are Too Expensive." In a nutshell, it said that while dollar stores showed strong first quarter profits, customers were bypassing discretionary items —...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:27 PM
In a dimly lit underground vault a block from Camden Yards, the Federal Reserve is holding millions of dollars in cash that nobody wants.
The money — stored in cloth and plastic sacks piled high on metal shelving units — is in the unloved...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:11 AM
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Harford County Schools a $ 200 grant to be used for programs, equipment, materials or software for the school's library or literacy program.
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 6:45 AM
The simplest way to encourage use of the dollar coins is to retire the paper bills ("Spare change," Sept. 7).
My family has vacationed in Canada for 40 years, and during that time that country introduced the dollar coin (called a "Loonie" because of the...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same.
Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Laurel's two Bottom Dollar Food grocery stores and the Bloom in Scaggsville escaped being closed by its corporate parent, but they will be getting a name change: Food Lion.
Delhaize America the Belgium company that owns Food Lion as well as Bottom Dollar...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:01 AM
It was a departure met with major media coverage and ample blog and message-board discussion. Typically the parting of ways between a pro basketball team and a player scoring seven points a game wouldn’t be dissected at such an intense level. Drew...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Your home is starting to resemble an episode of "Hoarders," but without the tearful back story.
Sure, that armoire is gorgeous. But you never use it. Those antique candlesticks that Grandma gave you are just collecting dust. And what about all those...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Martyn Lawrence-Bullard left his home in England for Los Angeles 20 years ago, determined to be a movie star.
The acting thing didn't exactly work out. But in one of those delightful turnabouts in life, he is now the interior designer to the stars. Ed...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 2:42 PM
I have heard it time and time again: "I don't want to give money to people on the streets because they are going to use it for drugs." The people who say that must have never had a hard day in their lives.
Most of the people I know use that money for...