| 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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Vocus, a Beltsville digital marketing company that's growing fast, has a number of useful services for marketers and public relations pros. One of them is PRWeb, a news release service that disseminates business announcements all over the web.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:17 AM
In the six months that have passed since Margaret Fulcher received her most recent homeowners insurance policy, she has moved on from being shocked to simply incensed.
The premium to fully insure her Baltimore rowhouse increased fourfold last year ...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:50 AM
What if you could be greener and save money at the same time?
Well, you can. By switching your home’s power to “green” electricity, you can reduce your household’s contribution to climate change by 24 percent while also...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Spicemaker McCormick & Co.'s stock price swooned by more than $4 a share Thursday after the company's earnings forecast for the year fell short of what Wall Street analysts anticipated.
The Sparks-based company said Thursday that earnings per share in...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The fallout from the 2008 real estate bust lingers in Harford County and elsewhere, as evidenced by the latest round of property tax assessments for a third of the county's residential land, where values were off on average by more than 7 percent compared...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:38 PM
University of Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese said she was heartbroken that a chemotherapy drug used to treat her 3-year-old son, Tyler, for leukemia was in short supply and possibly unavailable.
When she discovered that some companies...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:30 PM
New Year’s Eve comes just once a year — and even less often on a Saturday night. For Baltimore-area restaurants, that’s a very good thing.
One in five Americans is planning to dine out this New Year’s Eve, according to a recent...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Like a one-two punch, two major Maryland employers in the health care service and pharmaceutical industries were the targets last week of multibillion-dollar acquisition deals.
Both homegrown companies — Human Genome Sciences Inc. and Catalyst...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 6:51 AM
When gas prices spike in the wake of Middle East turmoil or hurricanes, conspiracy theories abound about profiteering speculators. The truth is Americans are suffering from bad energy polices — politicians eager to sell pet projects and hoist...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:11 PM
— It's quiet these days at Dominion's liquefied natural gas terminal in the Chesapeake Bay. Only five tankers docked last year at the pier a mile off the Calvert County shoreline, and not much traffic is expected this year, either.
But thanks in...