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  • Tax-free shopping starts Sunday

    Tax-free shopping starts Sunday
    Maryland stands to lose about $5 million in tax revenue next week. And that's just fine with the state's chief tax collector, Comptroller Peter Franchot. Franchot said the state's annual tax-free shopping week, which starts Sunday, gives a boost to...
  • Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could soon gain ground on electric cars in the race to develop zero-emission cars, according to a new report. The auto industry is seeing a convergence of factors that make fuel cell cars more viable, according to the...
  • Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus

    Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus
    Summer's not the time to relax, at least when the next phone call, email or letter could be part of a criminal conspiracy to steal your money, your identity or threaten to send your children to foster care. Do not resume normal leisure activities...
  • Uber opposition is anti-innovation

    If you're reading this in a major city, you could pull out your smartphone, summon a car and likely have a driver at your current location before you finish reading this article. Such is the power of Uber, the innovative ride-sharing app, which gives...
  • California leads states in consumer spending

    Consumers in California are among the heaviest spenders in the country for housing and utilities but spend less than the national average for healthcare, energy, and food and beverages, according to new government data. So-called personal consumption...
  • Chicagoans choose healthy food over junk in vending-machines: study

    Chicagoans choose healthy food over junk in vending-machines: study
    Chicagoans feeding dollars into park vending machines are buying granola bars and dried fruit instead of mini donuts and cheesy potato chips — and they’re not complaining, according to a study by Northwestern University researchers released...
  • Medical Marijuana Testing Business Plans To Open In Hartford

    ROCKY HILL – A Denver-based company specializing in providing testing services for marijuana products plans to open a Connecticut laboratory in Hartford. CannLabs Inc. signed a lease Aug. 1 to open a facility, its first in state, in the 75,000-...
  • Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says

    Only 60% of Chicago flights on-time in June, gov't says
    If you were flying out of a Chicago airport in June, your chances of leaving on time and getting to your destination on-time weren’t great, as Chicago airports and its largest airlines again posted poor on-time rates, according to a Department of...
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • Anheuser-Busch targets Latinos with new Mexican beer import

    Anheuser-Busch is wedging its way back into the Mexican beer market. The beer giant is importing its first Mexican lager to select Southwestern states to target Latino consumers. First stop: Dodger Stadium. The beer giant, a division of Anheuser-Busch...
  • Worried about Russian hackers? Take these personal-data precautions

    Hackers have struck again. This time, a Russian hacking ring has allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be selling those data to third parties on the...