Ten months after the national mortgage settlement was hailed as a major step in reforming a broken system, some homeowners are getting aid — but some housing advocates say the overall results are not what they'd hoped.
Gift cards continue to top lists of most popular purchases this season, spurring billions in sales for merchants. And the category is growing fast, moving toward a day when some believe the plastic cards could be replaced by electronic ones
Retailers striving to remain relevant are experimenting with new concepts at malls across the Baltimore region and elsewhere this holiday selling season. Specialty retailers are opening even more specialized stores, targeting specific segments of shoppers.
PointClickSwitch.com was founded two years ago by a trio of real estate development professionals in Baltimore who saw a need to offer a website that allows easy price comparison — and bill-switching — for Maryland residents.
More and more, participants in the annual day-after-Thanksgiving ritual of mass shopping are — like Townes — starting the day of. Lines for break-of-dawn deals get going early. And many of the big retailers now kick off the sales Thursday night.
The Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs has reached an agreement with Verizon following a 15-month investigation of the company's sales practices in selling bundled services following complaints from county residents.
Responding to consumer demand, retailers have pushed up store openings to the end of Thanksgiving dinner, started online price wars in November and replaced door buster opening events with waves of sales targeting different consumers.
Most of the thousands of people who've benefited from Peter A. Holland's legal work never met him. Few of them know that in December the Annapolis attorney will receive an award for consumer advocacy from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation.
Walt Himelstein, an Owings Mills environmental chemist and entrepreneur, invented the Pure reusable glass drinking bottle, which features a shock-absorbing plastic sleeve that holds together the glass if it cracks.
A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to help investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service is coming under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers, who have vowed to stop it.
Maryland's Public Service Commission objected Wednesday to "clandestine" negotiations of a possible change in electricity bidding rules in the region, saying states and consumer advocates were left out of discussions on a proposal that could drive up prices and hurt reliability.
Today is one of the biggest days in the history of Firaxis Games. The Sparks-based studio has had a team of more than 40 people working for more than four years on project that was kept secret until earlier this year. It's a richly detailed and immersive video game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown.