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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...
  • 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...
  • Constellation's partnership with French company tested

    Crisis can trash or temper a marriage. We'll soon know which way it goes for Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group and France's EDF Group. Their partnership in owning and developing nuclear electricity plants is being tested by the terrible economy,...
  • 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 —...
  • Time for the feds to raise the cigarette tax

    Time for the feds to raise the cigarette tax
    At $2 per pack, Maryland has one of the highest cigarette taxes in the nation — and has reaped considerable benefits from it. With every tobacco tax increase over the last 13 years, smoking rates in the state have declined, not only among children...
  • Home sales rise in Baltimore area for fifth straight month

    Home sales rise in Baltimore area for fifth straight month
    Baltimore-area homeowners trying to sell are having the easiest time of it in six years, with the balance of power — though not price — back to where it was before the market crashed. And while prices remain below their housing-bubble highs,...
  • O'Malley wants to put sales tax on gas

    O'Malley wants to put sales tax on gas
    Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to apply Maryland's 6 percent sales tax to gasoline, a change that at current prices would add 18 cents a gallon to the cost at the pump. The increase — to be phased in over three years —would be on top of the 23....
  • Facebook files to go public

    Facebook files to go public
    Facebook filed paperwork Wednesday to allow it to go public this spring, a deal being closely watched internationally — and especially at Baltimore's T. Rowe Price Group, which holds a stake of about $400 million in the social-networking behemoth...
  • It's official: JC Penney coming to Abingdon

    The leasing agent at the Boulevard at Box Hill retail center in Abingdon formally announced Thursday that JC Penney will become the second anchor at the shopping center, joining Wegmans which opened last fall. MacKenzie Retail LLC said Penney will occupy...