| Nov 25, 2012
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:33 PM
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:45 AM
You expect to see a "beauty concierge" at a mall department store.
Now you’ll find one at Target. In a move to go head to head with more upscale retailers, the mass discounter is bringing the new beauty program to 27 stores in Baltimore,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Dale Dunn strode into Kevin Ondrasek's office at the University of Southern Mississippi with an air of determination. A graduate student with one more year of NCAA eligibility, Dunn told the first-year assistant track coach he had unfinished business....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Scarves in bright colors and lightweight materials are fun accessories that will keep you warm if an evening breeze kicks in — or in the office air-conditioning.
The steal: $14.99
The blue hues and ikat print on this Merona scarf are a classic...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:29 PM
GrandView, a condominium highrise in the heart of Annapolis Towne Centre, certainly lives up to its name, especially in the 12th-floor penthouse of Barry and Olga Scher.
In this three-bedroom, 3½-bath unit with a den, living room, dining room, open...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Welcome to the sixth episode of this season's "Food Network Star," in which Baltimore's own Rodney "Pie Guy" Henry takes center stage.
Seven of the original 12 contestants were left at the start of this pivotal episode, which called upon the hopefuls to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Tykeem A. Bacon, 24, of the first block of Mount Royal Avenue, was charged Wednesday with possessing marijuana and drugs with intent to distribute.
Montaze D. Berry, 23, of the 4800 block of Seven Trail Circle, was charged Thursday with...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:18 PM
Vernon L. Hackett's latest stint at the Howard County Detention Center ended early last month after 54 days awaiting trial on a misdemeanor theft charge that was eventually dropped. The 41-year-old from Baltimore City says he's been in and out of the jail...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Ice cream and granola bars are the latest products to be linked to widespread manufacturer recalls of some peanut butters and other nut products that started last month.
In the past week, at least five manufacturers have recalled peanut butter flavored...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Consumers plan to spend the same or more than last year on holiday shopping, new consumer research shows.
A holiday spending survey by market research firm The NPD Group shows that 10 percent of consumers expect to spend more than last year, while 67...