| May 29, 2013
| 6:12 PM
China is hungry.
The world's most populous country has for years been on an agricultural buying binge, scooping up supplies of soybeans, palm oil, cotton and just about anything else that can be culled from the soil.
Now, with 1.3 billion mouths to...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:45 AM
As expected, Maryland vigorously defended its right to move to the Big Ten without paying a $52 million exit fee to the Atlantic Coast Conference in two legal actions filed Friday.
Maryland attorney general Doug Gansler filed a complaint in Prince...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:34 PM
The company that helps TV networks determine what shows get canceled or live for another season is buying the Columbia-based company that helps radio stations decide whether to change formats.
Nielsen Holdings of TV ratings fame announced Tuesday that it...
| May 4, 2013
Sandra Gardner set out two years ago to create a craft and vendor bazaar in Hampton Roads that would rival the popular Bizarre Bazaar in Richmond.
And a rivalry has ensued between the two shows.
Gardner's event, The Bodacious Bazaar, is hosting its...
| May 9, 2012
James R. Browning, the rural Montana native who rose to head the powerful U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and unified its diverse judges in campaigns to enlarge the bench and protect the sprawling circuit from division, has died. He was 93.
| Mar 28, 2012
Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM's dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85.
He died Sunday at his home in Wayzata, Minn....
| May 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies.
Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:14 PM
Southwest Airlines' $1.4 billion bid for AirTran Holdings would combine the two largest carriers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, cementing Southwest's dominance at BWI but possibly ushering in higher passenger fares amid...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:56 AM
Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award.
With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:15 PM
The Justice Department and attorney generals from 16 states sued Apple Inc. and five major book publishers, alleging they colluded to raise the price of electronic books.
The government said the conspiracy cost consumers more than $100 million over two...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The King wants his crown back: Fast-food chain Burger King is continuing its reinvention by planning to go public – again.
Within the next three months, the hamburger giant said it will re-list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The last...