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  • The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates

    The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates
    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...
  • Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]

    Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]
    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,...
  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Uber riders fume over 'surge pricing'

    Uber riders fume over 'surge pricing'
    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...
  • Howard commission readies recommendations for council, exec salaries

    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...
  • Price increases tempt Baltimore-area homeowners

    Price increases tempt Baltimore-area homeowners
    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...
  • Orioles could use a lesson in sports marketing

    Orioles could use a lesson in sports marketing
    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...
  • Orioles raise season-ticket prices slightly, expand variable-pricing system

    Orioles raise season-ticket prices slightly, expand variable-pricing system
    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...
  • Judge orders county to reduce premiums for police retirees

    Judge orders county to reduce premiums for police retirees
    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...
  • Fates of county farmers markets determined by quality, pricing [Letter]

    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...
  • Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver

    Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver
    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...
  • Think twice before setting asking price

    Think twice before setting asking price
    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...