| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Columbia chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. said Thursday that it took a hit to sales in the second quarter as a price increase prompted customers to jump ship.
Investors didn't like that news, pressing the stock price down $5.33 a share — more than 6...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:13 PM
I am appalled at the vendors' opinions quoted in your July 25 article about Howard County farmers' markets. Given the rate of obesity in this country, and the rise of obesity-related diseases in children, encouraging families to shop for fresh, local...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:57 PM
The staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center considered canceling some surgeries on a recent weekend because the hospital was running low on a common drug used to help bring people out from under anesthesia.
It is the kind of problem hospitals and doctors...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. said Wednesday that its net income in the first quarter fell about 13 percent from the year-earlier period, in line with its warning to investors and analysts earlier in the month.
The Columbia company said sales volumes...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:30 AM
A group of alleged Black Guerrilla Family members met last December to discuss a robbery with a confidential source, who, unbeknownst to them, was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The price of cocaine in Baltimore City at that moment...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday that energy prices will rise $6 a month for the typical residential electricity customer who doesn't use an outside power supplier, the first jump in energy prices in four years.
That rise in costs, running...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules today that would slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, one of the most significant steps the administration can take this term toward cutting air pollution, people with knowledge of the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:00 AM
What a sad time for Marylanders. They are going to be subjected to a regressive gas tax that will have an automatic tax accelerator tied to the Consumer Price Index. It is unfair to the gas station owners who are operating along the borders of our state....
| Nov 19, 2012
| 5:40 PM
About 400 retired Baltimore County Police Department employees could see their health insurance premiums reduced and past overpayments reimbursed, after the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Monday in favor of a grievance brought by the police union....
| Dec 2, 2012
Hearings begin Monday in a case that will decide whether Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers can expect higher distribution charges next year.
BGE is asking for increases that would come to about $6.62 a month for the typical residential electric...
| Nov 28, 2012
We're officially into Christmas buying season -- when American consumers determine the fate of American retailers and, indirectly, the American economy.
What's often forgotten is that consumers are also workers, and if their pay doesn't keep up, they...