To help their clients, and others in the community, learn about the impact of credit scores, staff and interns at Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services hosted a community forum on consumer credit at the Laurel Police Department's Partnership Activity Center March 7.
Coppin State University President Reginald Avery told an auditorium of roughly 300 students, faculty and staff that he is accountable for the direction of the institution and that he will address concerns about his leadership head-on.
It's bad enough being hounded by collection agencies for debt that's yours. Imagine calls from fake debt collectors in India threatening to have you arrested for not repaying payday loans you don't owe.
In a letter to the editor of the Laurel Leader, a Laurel resident writes that "we still need to educate people and enact stricter laws requiring the use of gloves and soaps. A consumer should not have to ask for hands to be washed or gloves to be used."
A motorcycle rights group came to Annapolis to call on the General Assembly to pass a bill that would require Maryland tire dealers to inform consumers of research showing that tires deteriorate with age and that a federal agency recommends that they be replaced after six years even if the tread depth is adequate.
I am surprised that the Times (Feb. 15) would endorse the medical marijuana bill favored by State Del. Dan Morhaim (HB1158) and not endorse the medical marijuana bill (HB1024) favored by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Wanted: New mascot for 137-year-old racing event; must appeal to the young and web-savvy; social media experience required. That's the premise of a promotion to unseat Kegasus as the Preakness mascot. The Maryland Jockey Club would seem to be behind the marketing blitz, but it's not taking credit.
Maryland energy regulators approved Constellation Energy Group's sale to Chicago-based Exelon Corp. Friday, but directed the companies to create a $113.5 million fund for customers of Baltimore Gas and Electric that would provide energy efficiency and low-income assistance and to meet other conditions.
Alan Mark Silbergeld, a retired Consumer Union attorney and consumer advocate who was a vocal music aficionado, died of lymphoma complications Friday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Homeland resident was 72.
Laurel Advocacy and Referral will offer a free consumer credit forum as a preliminary step to help those experiencing the consequences of a poor credit score, Wednesday, March 7 from 7-8 p.m. at the Laurel Police Department's Partnership Activity Center, 811 Fifth St.
As wine poured straight from the tap is gaining popularity with some wineries and restaurants around the country, one Columbia restaurant wants to give diners the option to take some unique draft wines home in a refillable container.
Higher education leaders in Maryland praised an effort detailed by President Barack Obama on Friday to make college more affordable but expressed uneasiness about still-emerging details that could have a big impact on federal student aid.
By By John Fritze and Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun
Sports apparel maker Under Armour Inc. reported a 42 percent gain in fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, with net income of $33 million for the three months ending Dec. 31, compared with $23 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Personal finance guru Suze Orman says she never would have introduced her prepaid debit card if there wasn't a possibility that some day it could be used in credit scoring. Credit experts are doubtful.