| Sep 12, 2013
Karen O'Brien likes her job as a senior client administrator at Medical Risk Managers Inc., a big player in the medical stop-loss insurance business. Beyond the pay, the camaraderie with co-workers and perks, O'Brien feels appreciated.
"I came from a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Eight days before Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to kill 26 children and women on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, state officials offered the manufacturer of the gun a development deal to move its corporate...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:23 AM
NASA's space shuttle Atlantis descended back to Earth from it's final mission to the International Space Station last week, bringing the 30-year government-run shuttle program to an end.
NASA and the government will now rely upon private industry to...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Oh man, if the insurance companies get in on the act, that'll be the end of the gun culture in America as we know it which, of course, is what we rational, unarmed citizens want.
The insurance companies are worse than the feds. Every insurance policy is...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Under national health care reform, insurance policies in Maryland will be required to cover acupuncture for pain management and chiropractic care in certain cases.
The plans won't cover acupuncture for other treatments, such as infertility or stress, and...
| May 20, 2013
The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators.
The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:25 PM
There may be hope for Twinkies after all: Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union agreed to a mediation that will forestall the company’s planned liquidation for the time being.
At a bankruptcy court hearing Monday in New York, 82-year-old...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Donna keeps her money with Bank of America. She also receives a lot of solicitations from lenders and other financial companies.
Donna wants to know if BofA is sharing her personal information with others and, if so, what she can do to stop it.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Baltimore Civic Center opened on Oct. 23, 1962, with the hometown debut of the Baltimore Clippers hockey team. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its 50th year with nine performances of "Disney on Ice."
In between, the arena has hosted the...