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  • McCormick reports 11% quarterly profit increase

    McCormick reports 11% quarterly profit increase
    McCormick & Co. enjoyed a double-digit increase in profit during the last quarter on the strength of new products, higher sales and price increases, the Sparks-based spicemaker reported Thursday. Net income for the March-to-May period rose 11 percent...
  • Prospects dim for both nuclear energy and Constellation

    Prospects dim for both nuclear energy and Constellation
    When Constellation Energy Group and EDF Group teamed up three years ago, the economy was riding high, and so were they. Rising energy prices and a growing economy prompted them to propose the once unthinkable: developing, building and operating the first...
  • Maryland should go slow on establishing a health insurance exchange

    Maryland should go slow on establishing a health insurance exchange
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he wants Maryland to be a "national leader" in health care reform. Sometimes it's good to be a leader, but sometimes being a leader means you are the first to make costly mistakes. Following the lead of other states in...
  • Making the feast easy

    Making the feast easy
    Why not? Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant was once something only people in John Cheever stories would do, those lonely souls who were cut off from their families or who had drunk away their fortunes. Now everybody's doing it. Or at least a lot...
  • Stock price may push Shattuck to sell Constellation to Exelon

    Stock price may push Shattuck to sell Constellation to Exelon
    Few things inspire financial journalists, stock analysts and investment bankers like rumors about corporate mergers and acquisitions. M&A action creates drama for the writers, bonuses for prescient analysts and huge fees for the bankers. So perhaps it'...
  • First Mariner, Hale face future without each other

    First Mariner, Hale face future without each other
    Edwin F. Hale Sr. has always run headfirst into challenges. Walking away is not his style. But after years of trying to turn around the company he founded, that's what the First Mariner Bancorp chairman and chief executive agreed to do last week —...
  • 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...
  • Alcohol tax increase expected to bump up prices at the bar

    Alcohol tax increase expected to bump up prices at the bar
    Maryland lawmakers voted this year to raise the sales tax on alcohol by three cents on the dollar. But when the increase kicks in Friday, bar patrons could see prices going up by twice as much. Chalk it up to pub economics: Bar owners, who typically...
  • We can't drill our way out of high gas prices

    We can't drill our way out of high gas prices
    Prices at the pump are rising, and Americans are none too happy about it. Small wonder that President Obama's approval ratings have fallen like a sack of hammers in recent weeks: Nothing annoys voters quite like a $75 fill-up at their local service...
  • 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...
  • FTI Consulting's stock falls on first-quarter earnings miss

    FTI Consulting Inc.'s stock price hit a 12-month low Wednesday after the business services company fell short of financial analysts' expectations for first-quarter earnings. The company, which has its corporate headquarters in Baltimore, said it earned...
  • Baltimore-area housing market sees bidding wars return as buyers' choices shrink

    Baltimore-area housing market sees bidding wars return as buyers' choices shrink
    David D. Igla lost out on three Ellicott City homes in the past few months before he finally beat the competition and had an offer accepted. What kind of so-called buyer's market is this, he wondered? Some houses zip off the market —...