| Jun 25, 2011
| 1:28 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Luckily, the damage from Hurricane Irene was much less than the dire pre-storm predictions. Still, some homeowners along the Eastern Seaboard have sustained wind and flood damage. In certain states, the homeowners may rely on state-mandated catastrophe...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:39 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 10:20 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:08 PM
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'...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The $245 million settlement that Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group agreed to pay is the largest of its kind to resolve allegations of market manipulation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Details of the settlement emerged Monday, the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:26 PM
The moment she spotted the suede purple-and-cobalt heels by Jeffrey Campbell, Lindsay Hall fell in love. When she learned that the shoe was designed in collaboration with Hampden boutique Ma Petite Shoe, the lure of exclusiveness sealed the deal.
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Apple made headlines again last week, but this time they weren't entirely about the new iPad.
The tech behemoth announced that it would start paying a quarterly dividend worth $2.65 per share beginning in July. That amounts to nearly $10 billion to be...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Like a one-two punch, two major Maryland employers in the health care service and pharmaceutical industries were the targets last week of multibillion-dollar acquisition deals.
Both homegrown companies — Human Genome Sciences Inc. and Catalyst...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:24 PM
About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices.
Under the terms...