| Nov 1, 2011
| 7:54 AM
The Bureau of Public Debt released the new rates for savings bonds purchased from now through the end of April.
The Series I bond rate for the next six months will be 3.06 percent, down from 4.60 percent for the previous six-month period. The inflation-...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Labor Day is here marking the “official” end of summer. White pants are out and flannel shirts are around the corner. And so are all the leaves that will be falling, falling, falling. Beautiful to look at but tiresome to...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Below is a mea culpa from Netflix over its recently poor customer relations moves.
But blogger Peter Cohan doesn't seem moved: "Changing your name is not enough to turn around a struggling business," he writes. He says Netflix has some significant...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:22 PM
As Constellation Energy Group prepares to sell itself to Chicago-based Exelon, critics are advancing proposals to make the deal more palatable to Maryland customers.
The state's consumer advocate is proposing a three-year freeze on rate increases after...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Nerve-wracking economic conditions and more stringent mortgage requirements helped push home sales in the Baltimore region to their lowest level for the month of October in at least 13 years, putting more downward pressure on prices.
The average sale...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Marta Ines Quintana's Havana Road Cafe was one of the sweetest success stories of 2010. The Towson restaurant caught on quickly.
"Every once in a while, you come across a restaurant that has distinctive, well-prepared food at sensible prices," The...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 3:55 PM
McCormick & Co. plans to raise prices in response to continuing increases in the costs of raw materials and packaging, company officials said Wednesday.
Still, the performance of the Sparks spicemaker has been on target, said Alan D. Wilson, its chairman...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:38 PM
University of Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese said she was heartbroken that a chemotherapy drug used to treat her 3-year-old son, Tyler, for leukemia was in short supply and possibly unavailable.
When she discovered that some companies...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Maryland's ratepayer advocate is objecting to Exelon Corp.'s proposed buyout of Constellation Energy Group, telling federal regulators that the combined company would have too much control of electricity prices on the grid that serves much of the Mid-...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:56 PM
An affiliate of a South Korean poultry firm was the winning bidder in a bankruptcy auction for the assets of Allen Family Foods, a Delaware company that employs hundreds on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Richard A. Robinson, an attorney representing Harim USA...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:45 AM
Pricing for prescription drugs definitely isn't transparent.
Pharmacies don't post lists of the costs for the medicines they dispense, and they can differ widely, so if it can pay to shop around.
This is important to consider whether or not you're using...