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  • Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day

    Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day
    Eyeing the Royal Farms sign advertising a gallon of premium gas for $3.99, Taryn Gross-Ojekwe's jaw fell open. "When it is going to cease?" she said of the price, which has climbed steadily over the past few weeks. "Just within the last few days, it...
  • Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand

    Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand
    A recent article ("Pumping Up the Price" Feb. 26) on gasoline prices should make it clear to readers that the price of gasoline is no longer the result of inefficient fuel use or too much demand. Unfortunately the focus of the article was evidently on the...
  • The deficit control policy Democrats and Republicans can love

    When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
  • Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse

    Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse
    European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
  • The euro has failed

    The euro has failed
    Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies. Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
  • Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon

    Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon
    "Gas prices are outrageous." Catherine Bell, a 66-year-old Social Security Administration retiree, was not happy Tuesday as she filled up her Chrysler at a Howard Street BP Amoco gas station in Baltimore. "You'll see when you get to retirement and you're...
  • Drew Nicholas: 10 years after Maryland's national title

    Drew Nicholas: 10 years after Maryland's national title
    It was a departure met with major media coverage and ample blog and message-board discussion. Typically the parting of ways between a pro basketball team and a player scoring seven points a game wouldn’t be dissected at such an intense level. Drew...
  • Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland

    Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland
    Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same. Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
  • Five added to heat death toll

    Five added to heat death toll
    Health officials said Tuesday they have linked two more deaths to the heat wave and derecho storm that struck Maryland earlier this month, and heat contributed to three other deaths since that crisis ended. A Baltimore man and Worcester County man...
  • Food or fuel?

    Food or fuel?
    This year's drought has already raised wholesale corn prices dramatically, and consumers will likely soon feel the pinch at the grocery store checkout. Economists are warning of a 3-4 percent rise in food prices this year and next as well, an especially...
  • Constellation to lay off more than 800 workers

    Constellation Energy Group Inc. will lay off as much as 8 percent of its work force, or more than 800 people, mostly from the commodities trading division that propelled the company to the brink of bankruptcy this year and forced it into a proposed...
  • Euro sees little reprieve in holiday trade, Aussie eyes rate call

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro languished at one-year lows early on Tuesday, following an aimless session overnight with market activity severely hampered by a holiday in the United States. The common currency last traded at $1.3129, having drifted in a...