| May 31, 2012
| 2:05 PM
New on Marylanders tax bills this year will be an increase in the state's so-called "flush tax," which will double from $30 to $60 annually.
That was part of Harford County Treasurer Kathryn Hewitt's overview of the tax assessment process she provided at...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:12 AM
One of the many benefits of receiving that long awaited engagement ring is the ease of daily accessorizing. I have always admired the girls who can effortlessly and flawlessly pair the perfect necklace/scarf/belt with a simple outfit, instantly...
| 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...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In coming years your community bank may be merging with a rival, closing branches and redesigning the interiors of branches that remain, says Columbia-based banking consultant Anita G. Newcomb. With nearly three decades of experience running banks,...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:30 PM
New Year’s Eve comes just once a year — and even less often on a Saturday night. For Baltimore-area restaurants, that’s a very good thing.
One in five Americans is planning to dine out this New Year’s Eve, according to a recent...
| Jul 15, 2012
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...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
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,...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:22 AM
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....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:24 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2012
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...