It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates.
With volatility in the stock market shaking up investors, Jonathan Murray, a financial adviser at Hunt Valley-based UBS Financial Services, says people should keep a long-term outlook and accept such corrections as normal.
Philip Gottwals, of Columbia, and Tim Hosking, of Baltimore, aren't stockbrokers, but through their locally sourced grocery business Friends & Farms, the duo have carved out their own small place as the honest broker in what they describe as a rapidly devolving food distribution chain.
The proposed new Havre de Grace High and Middle School advanced another step earlier this week after the Harford County Board of Education approved the basic educational specifications for the 240,000 square foot complex, to be built adjacent to the existing middle school off Lewis Lane.
A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers.
Casual political observers often focus on Africa's natural resources, mineral wealth and conflicts as a strategic concern, but Africa is a massive and rapidly growing consumer market that is more fully appreciated by strategic investors with each passing day.
Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators. The survey compiled the top, worst and fastest-growting complaints.
This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses. While the merits of the ban are debatable, one aspect of it is not: the use of taxpayer money to support a political agenda.
An $8.5 billion merger of dollar stores to create North America's biggest discount chain could mean stiff competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice and higher prices for shoppers.
Mainstream supermarkets are starting to look a lot more like organic grocers. Brands such as Whole Foods Market have built a following with their all-natural offerings. But in the race to win over consumers concerned about health and the environment, traditional grocers such as Safeway are increasingly touting sustainable seafood and expanded natural product lines.
Maryland hasn't had a new power plant of any significance built in over a decade — one reason it imports more electricity than almost any other state, racking up extra charges for consumers. But now new plants are coming.
For the second time in a decade, federal officials say the historic former Fort Howard Veterans Administration Medical Center campus in Eastern Baltimore County will become a national model for housing former service members and their families.
Analysts are projecting the most expensive July 4th holiday weekend for motorists since 2008, attributing much of the rise to a surge of violence in Iraq. Gas in Maryland Monday averaged $3.69 per gallon, three cents more than the national average of $3.66, according to AAA, which tracks transactions throughout the state.
According to a new study of the top U.S. seafood imports, an estimated 20 to 32 percent of the wild-caught seafood crossing our borders was found to have originated from illegal sources. Other recent research has have found that up to 33 percent of seafood samples tested in the U.S. were mislabeled, substituting one species of fish for another. The inability to distinguish between legally and illegally caught fish undermines progress being made both in the U.S. and abroad, puts law-abiding
Vernon J. Jones, a former mechanic and auto salesman who established the Jones Junction Auto Group in Harford County, died Monday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Bel Air home. He was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The revelation that a former Catonsville doctor accused of an alleged sexual assault previously went to prison for rape has lit a fire under lawmakers and regulators who plan to ensure the state screens physicians it licenses, a measure that has failed and been ignored in recent years.