| Sep 1, 2013
Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
From Michigan comes the news that the Willow Run bomber factory outside Detroit is to be demolished. One of the best-known factories that transformed the United States into "the Arsenal of Democracy" during World War II, Willow Run is also said to be...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Growth in the key manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up last month from an already strong pace as factories saw a surge in new orders, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.
The group's purchasing managers' index, which is...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Did you forget to pre-order the iPhone 5c last night? Don't fret -- there seems to be plenty left on Apple's website.
Preorders kicked off Friday for the iPhone 5c, one of two new iPhones Apple announced earlier this week. The iPhone 5c comes in five...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
The May 5th celebration of the 1862 Battle of Puebla, a key turning point in Mexico's battle for independence from France, is actually celebrated more widely in the United States than in Mexico. Nowadays, it's an opportunity for...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It should've been the shot heard around the world. Chances are, you didn't hear it.
An ominous sort of history was made last week near Austin, Texas, but it seems to have largely escaped notice. There was some media coverage, yes, but less than, say,...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- Orders for airplanes, appliances, computers and other long-lasting durable goods jumped 3.3% in April after a sharp decline the previous month, a positive sign for the economic recovery.
The increase was the second in three months for an...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- According to one report, the manufacturing sector expanded in September at its fastest pace since early 2011, an indication that economic growth is picking up in the second half of the year.
The Institute for Supply Management's closely...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Several candidates for governor — a Democrat and three Republicans — said Friday that they would cut taxes to improve Maryland's business image and revive its ailing manufacturing sector.
The three Republican candidates and Democratic...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Every year, it seems as though retailers are prepping for the holiday season earlier and earlier. Before Halloween even arrives, some stores have already started running advertisements or stocking their shelves with gifts for the winter holidays. While,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:59 AM
WASHINGTON -- Orders for long-lasting durable goods such as airplanes and electronics rose much more than expected in June, a positive sign for economic growth in the second half of the year.
The Commerce Department said Thursday that durable goods...