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  • Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

    Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums. In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of...
  • Convicted Allfirst trader seeks redemption hiring others

    Convicted Allfirst trader seeks redemption hiring others
    John M. Rusnak was preparing to open a ZIPS dry cleaning business in Pasadena when a job seeker walked in from a nearby drug recovery house. The applicant had little experience, was recovering from a heroin addiction and had a misdemeanor charge on his...
  • Jane's Addiction, Rise Against to headline Shindig Music Festival

    Jane's Addiction, Rise Against to headline Shindig Music Festival
    Influential alt-rockers Jane's Addiction and punk-rock vets Rise Against will headline the Shindig Music Festival on Sept. 27. Like last year, the all-day festival will take place at Baltimore's Carroll Park. Other acts scheduled to perform include...
  • Trying to bloom: Buyers hoping more homes hit the market this spring

    Trying to bloom: Buyers hoping more homes hit the market this spring
    Stephanie and Jake Martin didn't have to wait long to sell their rowhouse in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood — they had a contract in three days. But buying a new place proved a bit more difficult. The Martins searched for months around Homeland...
  • Power plant subsidies were never needed [Commentary]

    Power plant subsidies were never needed [Commentary]
    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) currently has an opportunity to ensure that Maryland consumers are not on the hook to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidized electricity that will be generated at Competitive Power Ventures'...
  • Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather

    Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather
    Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake. It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
  • Under Armour doubled Kevin Plank's pay last year

    Under Armour doubled Kevin Plank's pay last year
    Under Armour paid CEO Kevin Plank almost $3.2 million last year, more than double his compensation in 2012, the company disclosed Friday. It was a high-flying year for the Baltimore sports apparel company, which saw its stock price rise 80 percent. It...
  • Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise

    Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise
    The Maryland Senate has passed legislation to increase the salary of the Harford County state's attorney. The measure is awaiting action in the House of Delegates. Under the legislation, SB 475, the state's attorney's base salary of $98,500, which has...
  • Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage

    Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage
    They both sell suits to the American middle class, but in consumers' minds, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and the Men's Wearhouse occupy distinctive niches. Bank's image is classic, Men's Wearhouse is trendier. Though both are known for a promotional sales...
  • Justice department targeting price-fixing conspiracy on port automobile shipments

    Justice department targeting price-fixing conspiracy on port automobile shipments
    The U.S. Department of Justice has identified and begun targeting a broad conspiracy to fix prices on automobile shipments in and out of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, with a Chilean company recently pleading guilty to violating federal antitrust laws in...
  • Baltimore-area home prices rose in February

    Baltimore-area home prices rose in February
    A snowy February threw a slight chill on shopping for homes throughout the Baltimore region, but prices continued to rise. The number of pending sales — properties under contract but not yet closed — dipped to about 2,440 last month, about 40...
  • Maryland fines Starion Energy for customer violations

    Maryland fines Starion Energy for customer violations
    Maryland officials Friday ordered Starion Energy, a Connecticut-based company licensed to sell electricity in parts of Maryland, to pay $350,000 for multiple violations of state law, including more than 100 instances in which it enrolled, or re-enrolled...