The candidates running in Maryland's June 24 primary election are slowly beginning to embrace an increasingly sophisticated campaign technique known as micro-targeting that allows them to identify potential supporters and aim advertising — as well as personal contacts — directly at those individuals.
By By John Fritze and Catherine Rentz and The Baltimore Sun
Berkshire Hathaway's expansion of its residential brokerage is an example of broader consolidation in residential real estate, as the industry works to right itself after the recession and capitalize on changes wrought by the Internet. Despite changes for brokerage firms, analysts said it's also a vote of confidence that the real estate agent – and the standard agent commission extracted from each sale – is here to stay.
Organizations that pay portions of past-due utility bills say the surge in calls for assistance they got during the bitterly cold winter have continued this spring as people try to keep their power on. The winter added to a longer-standing problem: Growing numbers of people can't afford their utility bills.
On May 15, the Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new rules requiring Internet service providers to disclose how they manage and prioritize web traffic while allowing them to strike "commercially reasonable" deals to juggle demand for bandwidth.
The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population remains at a low level for the second straight year, officials announced Thursday, blaming the severe winter for killing off a large number of the iconic crustaceans.
A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed amid a month's worth of rain that fell Tuesday and Wednesday, dumping half a dozen cars, street lights and sidewalks onto the CSX rail tracks below.
By By Scott Dance, Kevin Rector and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
As debate rages about the country's spiraling levels of student debt, some advocates want more focus on making sure people don't get suckered into bad educational deals — and on helping those who have already been scammed. The debt is a hole some might never dig out of, they say.
Pandora is looking to expand both its U.S. presence and brand. It plans store openings, more frequent product launches and a move to a bigger headquarters where it can add to its workforce of 210 over the next decade. The two sites under consideration are an office near its current Columbia base or a prominent spot at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week it is unclear whether the state can meet its goals and overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut.