| Apr 24, 2012
They've robbed graves and construction sites, churches and schools. They've taken downspouts, statues from bases and ordinary pipes right out of the walls.
Even a new state law designed to curb these scrap metal thieves seems to barely slow them down....
| May 2, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Christie Griffiths left behind her New York City life — working with fashion lines like Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore and Rag & Bone — and opted to cater to more cost-conscious consumers in Baltimore. She opened Brightside Boutique and...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:59 PM
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...
| May 20, 2012
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 —...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Health officials said Tuesday they have linked two more deaths to the heat wave and derecho storm that struck Maryland earlier this month, and heat contributed to three other deaths since that crisis ended.
A Baltimore man and Worcester County man...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Spice maker McCormick & Co. plans to make more acquisitions, especially in emerging markets in Eastern Europe and Asia, where sales are expected to account for 13 percent of the firm's overall revenue this year, the company's chief executive officer and...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 12:28 PM
The second most-abundant element in the universe is in short supply.
Lighter than air and nonrenewable, helium is however quite rare on Earth, derived mostly from natural gas deposits. And recently it's grown scarcer.
In the Baltimore area, some...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:13 AM
Imagine that next week the price of a gallon of gasoline in Maryland went up a nickel or so. This shouldn't be too difficult a stretch the way gasoline prices have been rising in recent months. It may go up two cents or six, or it may stay about the same....
| Oct 23, 2011
To say the Maryland Office of People's Counsel has been busy over the last few years is an understatement.
When it comes to electricity, telephone, gas, and water or sewer matters, the People's Counsel works to ensure that the interests of residential...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:13 AM
It's going to be more expensive to mail holiday greetings and birthday cards next year.
But the U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that the price of a first-class stamp will increase to 45 cents starting on January 22, the first price increase in...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:53 AM
After two consecutive years of no cost-of-living increase, Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 3.6 percent raise next year.
That will effect nearly 55 million Social Security beneficiaries starting in January.
The increase in benefits is tied...
| 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-...