| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On Jan. 1 of this year, over 2.5 million low-paid workers throughout the country got a raise. Unfortunately, none of these workers lives in Maryland.
Thanks to minimum wage increases that took effect on New Year's Day in 13 states, including Arizona,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:05 PM
By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Users of the Uber car service experienced some sticker shock this weekend as they tried to hail a private car with their smartphone.
The company has had a "surge pricing" policy for over a year — increasing rates during periods of high demand...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:35 AM
A citizens' commission created to review the compensation levels of the county executive and council is close to making its final recommendations.
After more than four months of meetings, in which commission members parsed budget information, examined...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Baltimore-area home prices continued to rise in October, prompting an uptick in would-be sellers putting their houses on the market, according to a report released Monday.
The median price for homes sold last month rose just under 4 percent to $238,250...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:59 AM
On the same frenzied Friday that the Seattle Mariners reeled in free agent superstar Robinson Cano with a $240 million contract and several other teams made major free agent acquisitions, the Orioles signed an unheralded middle reliever, surrendered...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:42 PM
When Orioles season-ticket holders receive their renewal packages in the mail over the next few days, they will find slightly higher average ticket prices and an expanded version of the variable-pricing plan the club has used for single-game ticket...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A court has ordered Baltimore County to reduce the health insurance premiums it charges hundreds of retired police officers.
Baltimore County Circuit Judge Michael J. Finifter gave the county 10 days to comply with the order. The ruling is the latest in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The Oct. 31 article, "Columbia, Glenwood farmers markets could close," failed to account for the 300-pound gorilla in the room — namely, price gouging by some greedy vendors hoping to cash in on the popularity of buying local. I patronize the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Boys' Latin junior defenseman Dylan Gaines has committed orally to play lacrosse at Denver. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound recruit plays club for the Baltimore Crabs, attending Adrenaline Black Card, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association, King of the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
If you want to get the best price for your home, should you:
A. Ask for more than you think it's worth?
B. Ask for exactly what you think it's worth?
C. Ask for less and count on a bidding war to push you over the top?
A study in the Journal of...