The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) currently has an opportunity to ensure that Maryland consumers are not on the hook to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidized electricity that will be generated at Competitive Power Ventures' (CPV) St. Charles facility. The PSC should act in the best interest of Maryland consumers and repeal the subsidies.
They both sell suits, but in consumers' minds Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and The Men's Wearhouse are distinct brands. That's an advantage that the two biggest menswear chains should strive to keep as they join forces in a $1.8 billion deal, retail experts said.
The popular ride share company Uber began urging Baltimore users this month to help "save" it, declaring that "Uber's future in Maryland is in jeopardy." Uber's PR campaign was spurred by regulators wading into the same controversy that already hit cities across the county as Uber and other technology-fueled ride sharing companies disrupt the local taxi cab market.
If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you. Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal Service also sees a way to bolster its own bottom line.
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete. The companies that use the broadband Internet are making six to eight times the margins of the allegedly monopolistic companies who provide it — the exact opposite of what you'd see if the price gouging accusation was real.
The EPA and CFPB arguably have more power to issue regulations that affect our economy than any other regulatory bodies, yet they're among the worst offenders when it comes to cronyism and favoritism among their ranks. It's time Americans are clear that partisan activists and impartial regulation don't mix.
After the state severed ties with the contractor that built its problem-plagued health insurance exchange, officials face the looming question of what to do with it — continue throwing money at fixing it or replace it.
The state legislature will consider this spring a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many are focused on what happens after the foreclosure process is complete.
In Maryland, as in other states, consumers need to show ID when buying alcohol or tobacco products. Energy drinks could be added to that list of "adult" products, if bills before the General Assembly are passed. House bill 1273 and Senate bill 986 were filed to ostensibly protect the Free State's children from a potentially hazardous product. But not only will the bills fail to protect minors, they could backfire and cause more harm than good for both adults and children in Maryland.
There's a growing interest in Maryland and across the country in finding meat, poultry and eggs that come from animals who were raised in conditions more humane than what is found in typical "factory farms," which some criticize for their use of antibiotics, crowded conditions and food approaches that do not match animals' naturally intended diets.
By By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail brands around– Williams Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But after traveling to Alaska's Prince William Sound, she found her true calling – retail with a cause and online retailer bambeco, seller of sustainable home furnishings, was born.
Under Armour's stock price surged over $100 a share Thursday after the company reported its profit jumped 28 percent in the fourth quarter, with strong sales driven by the growing popularity of the brand's cold-weather sports apparel.
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that he will push for raising the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour over the next two years, with automatic increases after that to keep pace with inflation.