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  • Fed stays course on policy but acknowledges rising inflation

    Fed stays course on policy but acknowledges rising inflation
    Despite the economic rebound and sharp drop in the unemployment rate recently, Federal Reserve officials still see considerable weakness in the labor market and remain very cautious about moving away from their easy-money policy. The Fed, in a statement...
  • Networks Compete Against Themselves as Time-Shifted Viewing Spikes

    Network and cable execs have a tough new competitor to square off against in primetime: themselves. In the past year, the volume of DVR playback viewing that occurs during primetime hours has reached the point where the DVR now ranks as the No. 1...
  • Sandy Pearce's legacy lives on at Goodwin College

    It was The Beatles who sang, "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make," and the legacy of Sandy Pearce, of Manchester, proves that theory tenfold. Pearce, a Goodwin College employee, died on July 10, after a brief illness. She...
  • Jon Cardin says he was victim of 'most negative smear campaign'

    Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history."  In a Facebook post this week,...
  • Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.

    Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.
    Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday. Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
  • U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter

    U.S. economy grows at 4% annual rate in second quarter
    The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates. The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • Kraft's 2Q earnings pinched by promotions

    Kraft Foods Group Inc. blamed itself and industry dynamics Wednesday for a poor quarterly showing, saying it had to raise prices because of higher commodity costs and offering too many coupons and promotions in order to keep up with rivals. "I think it...
  • FTD buying ProFlowers for $430 million

     FTD buying ProFlowers for $430 million
    Flower service FTD will buy ProFlowers and sister brands for $430 million, creating a company with over $1 billion in revenue and bringing more high-growth gift-delivery businesses under the FTD umbrella. "We've been very tough competitors for many...
  • Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares

    Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares
    Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices. Consumer...
  • California exchange's health insurance rates to increase 4% in 2015

    California exchange's health insurance rates to increase 4% in 2015
    Heading into the second year of Obamacare healthcare coverage, California officials said more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. Covered California on Thursday...
  • Africa: an investment opportunity [Commentary]

    When President Barack Obama convenes nearly 50 African leaders in Washington next week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the grand scale of the event could fill television screens for days. The real action, however, will be the behind-the-scenes,...