| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:01 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Drivers who buy their car insurance through the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state's auto insurer of last resort, seem always to be the door mats of the State House, but that comparison might be too generous. Rugs get a little respect every...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Federal deficits are too large, and mounting national debt threatens future generations. But as Democrats and Republicans squabble over the mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration that went into effect Friday night, they are failing to face the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
When Margaret Sherrod was in her 20s, she filled her weekends with 10k and other races, but in recent years she has cut back her competitive running schedule.
The 58-year-old retired teacher from Millersville is still in great shape and runs regularly...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore's home market shifted this year, but a spike in interest rates may unsettle the balance again.
"Back in the beginning of January … all of the buyers thought they were still in the buyer's market. Then, in the beginning of February,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The Anne Arundel County government is getting more than $300,000 as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit over prescription drug pricing.
Anne Arundel's portion of the $82 million settlement is $365,886.26 and will go into the county's health...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A marquee name in the technology industry said Tuesday that it is buying Columbia-based Sourcefire — a homegrown player in the hot cybersecurity field — for $2.7 billion cash.
Cisco Systems wants to bolster its security offerings with...