A crowd of hundreds at Prince Georges Community College awaits the arrival this morning of President Barack Obama, who is due to deliver the latest in a series of addresses on energy as rising oil costs create a drag on the economic recovery - and his own reelection effort.
With less than a month before the 2012 Maryland General Assembly session adjourns, Harford County's legislators are just beginning to scrape the surface of what they hope to accomplish during this year's session.
Constellation Energy Group, Baltimore's last Fortune 500 company, also settled a federal investigation into market manipulation as Chicago-based Exelon Corp. closed its $7.9 billion takeover on Monday.
Thomas K. Pettit, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. civil engineer who later owned a natural food store, died Tuesday from complications after gall bladder surgery at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 86.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Gasoline prices in Maryland and across the nation are climbing fast, and motorists could see $4 a gallon at the pump in the coming months, fueled by stiff demand in China and India and turmoil in the oil-rich Middle East, experts said.
Most people filling up the tank in Howard County are already paying more than the $3.60 per gallon state average cost of gasoline, a price that is expected to escalate to $4 per gallon this spring. So naturally the idea of paying a sales tax on gasoline is not sitting well with county residents and businesses.
Constellation Energy Group, which is selling itself to Exelon Corp., reported Friday a loss in the fourth quarter in what is expected to be the energy giant's last earnings release as a publicly traded Baltimore company.
HMSHost Corp., a Bethesda-based travel hospitality company, filed a lawsuit Friday against state officials in an attempt to block the awarding to another company of a multimillion-dollar contract to rebuild the state's two major travel plazas on I-95.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is offering local governments a significant sweetener — more money for local road projects — as part of an effort to secure their support for his proposal to apply the state's 6 percent sales tax to gasoline.
Thanks in large part to booming production of natural gas from shale deposits in neighboring states, a Maryland LNG terminal could be bustling again in several years — exporting the heating and industrial fuel to other countries, instead of importing it.
All right, this is it. I have truly had enough. I cannot figure out how anyone in their right mind would think that a gasoline tax would be beneficial in any way to Marylanders. The poor and downtrodden already are having a difficult time finding and maintaining a job. How is making the "getting to it more difficult" going to help anyone?