| 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...
| 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,...
| 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-...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Another cigarette tax proposal is coming our way — and I'm all for it.
As a father, a clergyman and a member of the community, I wholeheartedly support the new Healthy Maryland Initiative proposal to discourage tobacco use through cigarette tax...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2012
The home Azam Khan sold on Fairbank Road in Northwest Baltimore last month strikes the real estate agent as a prime example of market shift. It changed hands for about $25,000 more than each of the similar Cape Cods that sold on the street last year...