| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:14 AM
In its first vote on a redevelopment project for downtown Columbia, the Howard County Planning Board Thursday approved a plan for a mix of new residences and retail in the Warfield neighborhood to the west of the Columbia mall.
Howard Hughes Corp....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Federal securities regulators allege an executive at Eastern Savings Bank in Hunt Valley participated in a fraudulent short-selling scheme involving his personal brokerage firm, according to a complaint filed Monday.
In an administrative case, the U.S....
| Apr 20, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Maryland employers added 1,500 jobs in March — thanks entirely to growth in the private sector — but the state's unemployment rate inched up as the pool of would-be workers expanded more rapidly.
The jobless rate was 6.6 percent in March, up...
| May 3, 2012
| 6:18 AM
Howard County fire fighters on Thursday extinguished an early morning fire outside the Sears store at The Mall in Columbia.
According to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, emergency units responded to a call at 5:40 a.m. and...
| May 5, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Sears reopened Saturday morning, two days after a fire at the store's loading dock left extensive smoke damage inside that closed the Columbia mall store.
Several portable "air scrubbers" could be seen and heard around the store.
Crews called to the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I groggily looked at the alarm clock, which registered 2:30 a.m. Time to get up and honor a commitment I apparently made to my 15-year-old-daughter less than six hours earlier:
Drive her and her friends to Black Friday sales.
I have served as...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Heading out on a road trip for spring break?
Get the car ready and save $10 on an oil change and get a free brake check or tire rotation valued at $15 at Sears Auto Centers with coupons. There are other savings options listed, too, as well as tire...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The news that Walmart, Sears, Toys R Us, Kmart and Target will launch the Black Friday sales stampede on Thanksgiving night -- and not the day after -- is the final stake through the wishbone of our national day of thanks.
Old Kris Kringle got his...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 10:33 PM
Technology has changed much at Walt Disney World recently.
Since just last year, guests have marveled at "The Magic, The Memories and You!" visual spectacle at Cinderella Castle, enjoyed the interactive fun of the "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom" game,...
| Apr 16, 2013
When John Galardi saw a man hosing down the parking lot of a modest Mexican restaurant in Pasadena, he asked for work. Galardi was young and broke, a college student freshly arrived from Missouri and looking for anything to help him scrape by.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Toys R Us and Macy’s, two major holiday shopping destinations, are teaming up for the Christmas rush by opening pop-up stores from the toy giant within the department store.
The temporary Toys R Us units inside 24 Macy’s stores nationwide...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Thirty workers walked off the job Wednesday at the warehouse of a luggage supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc to protest alleged retaliation from managers after employees complained about poor working conditions, organizers said.
The workers, who are not...