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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...
  • Uber announces six percent price cut for Baltimore riders

    Uber announces six percent price cut for Baltimore riders
    Uber -- the company that allows users to hail a car via a smartphone app -- is drastically cutting prices in several markets including Baltimore.  The price changes run as much as a 20 percent discount, but Baltimore riders will see a six percent drop....
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
  • City school lunch prices to increase

    City school lunch prices to increase
    The Baltimore school system is raising the price of student lunches to $3 — one of the highest among the nation's large, urban districts — under a plan that also provides free meals to every low-income student. The price is up from $2.35 for...
  • Home sales in metro Baltimore rise 16.6 percent in August

    Home sales in metro Baltimore rise 16.6 percent in August
    Sales of homes in metro Baltimore jumped nearly 17 percent in August from a year earlier, with demand pushing up the month's sales prices to the highest levels since 2008, according to a report released Tuesday. The median price for a home sold last...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
  • Pricing recommendations for I-95 express toll lanes approved

    Pricing recommendations for I-95 express toll lanes approved
    Rush-hour commuters could pay nearly $5 a day in tolls to travel back and forth on a seven-mile stretch of express toll lanes set to open next year along Interstate 95 east and north of Baltimore, according to proposed pricing approved Thursday by the...
  • Smaltimore takes off quickly in Canton

    Smaltimore takes off quickly in Canton
    To call Smaltimore, the Canton bar that replaced Lager's Pub in July, "busy" on a recent Sunday afternoon would be a severe understatement. Surrounded by almost all New York Giants fans — the rowdy type, as if there is any other kind — I took...
  • Toll rates set for I-95 express lanes

    Toll rates set for I-95 express lanes
    The average rush-hour commuter will pay about $3.50 in daily round-trip tolls to use the new express lanes being built along Interstate 95 north of Baltimore, according to a rate structure approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority's board on...
  • What used cars have to do with health insurance

    What used cars have to do with health insurance
    Recently, the Maryland Health Connection — the online health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act — announced premiums as low as $114 a month for a bronze plan for a 20 year old and $260 for a silver plan for a 50-...
  • A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement

    A difference of opinion about Osiris' FDA agreement
    When Osiris Therapeutics disclosed an agreement last week resolving concerns from federal regulators, the Columbia biotech firm pitched it as a win. The deal doesn't require changes to its marketing of Grafix bandages, Osiris said, and also gives it...
  • Jos. A Bank may raise Men's Wearhouse offer

    Jos. A Bank may raise Men's Wearhouse offer
    Firing another shot in its attempt to buy Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Thursday it would consider sweetening its $2.3 billion offer to buy its rival. The Hampstead-based men's apparel retailer also added a deadline, giving Men's...