Fortunately for Gross-Ojekwe, gasoline prices are expected to level off in the coming weeks, experts say. But if the two events that pushed prices up to their current level — conflict in oil-producing Middle East countries and a hurricane passing through the Gulf of Mexico — worsen or recur, respectively, Marylanders like her may be forced to further change their spending habits to accommodate higher prices.
Officials are trumpeting a $69 million settlement in a nationwide price-fixing case against Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, but for most consumers it will be measured in quarters and dimes.
Three utilities defended the safety of "smart meters" Tuesday at a hearing called by the Maryland Public Service Commission after commissioners read reports of similar meters catching fire in Pennsylvania.
New security and audit measures added in recent years have helped the company achieve the highest rating from the Safety Quality Foods Institute, an international standards body. Around 150 milk processors across the country have the highest rating from the institute.
A federal appeals court has granted a new hearing in a case challenging whether Baltimore can require faith-based pregnancy counseling centers to post signs saying they don't offer abortion or birth control advice and services.
Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst. New legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley malting and beer production at several area farms.
The Harford-Cecil Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 6, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MacGregor's Restaurant in Havre de Grace