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  • Short circuit

    Short circuit
    In 2006, when the electric industry was a hot topic in the Maryland governor's race, the issue was BGE rates, with the Democratic candidate, Martin O'Malley, promising more consumer-friendly regulators who would seek to roll back a 72 percent increase....
  • Svensk at 95: Swedish Giant Looks to Ride Quality Content Into the Future

    Svensk Filmindustri, which celebrates its 95th birthday this year, isn't showing its age. The Swedish major -- once the home of Ingmar Bergman -- is aspiring to win back market shares in production and aims to become Europe's most interesting film and...
  • New lines for women of color broaden the spectrum of beauty

    New lines for women of color broaden the spectrum of beauty
    There's a growing power player in the American beauty business, and it's the female consumer of color. Add up Latin Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans (including Southeastern Asians), Pacific Islander Americans, Native Americans and those the...
  • Berkshire Hathaway brings brokerage service to Maryland

    Berkshire Hathaway brings brokerage service to Maryland
    There will be fewer of the familiar blue-and-white Prudential signs marking homes for sale across the Baltimore region next month as some are replaced with plum-colored signs bearing another storied name. Berkshire Hathaway, the company headed by...
  • General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed

    General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths. The fine against the country's biggest car...
  • Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate

     Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate
    A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show. That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
  • California courts in dire straits

    Ted Rall, with a few strokes of his brush, has nailed the broken state of justice in the California courts, earlier documented so well in a May 10 Times article. But it was hard to laugh. ("If our courts are broke, how can Californians get divorced? An...
  • AT&T to Acquire DirecTV in $67 Billion Deal

    In a deal that will accelerate the transformation under way in the U.S. pay TV market, AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire DirecTV for $67 billion. The proposed union of the telco giant and the nation's largest satellite TV provider continues the...
  • AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape

    AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape
    AT&T is acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV for nearly $49 billion, the latest in a series of big deals that are transforming the media and telecommunications landscape. The purchase will turn AT&T into a massive player in the pay-television space...
  • House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal

    House, Senate lawmakers promise review of AT&T-DirecTV deal
    Congressional lawmakers said Monday they would review AT&T Corp.'s planned purchase of DirecTV Group Inc., with a House committee already promising a hearing "to ensure that consumers’ interests are protected in an increasingly consolidated...
  • Cost of sheepskin going up

    Here's an early introduction to college life for incoming freshmen: The federal student loans they're banking on are getting more expensive. Interest rates for Stafford, Plus and the other main federal education loans for the 2014-2015 school year will...