| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:19 PM
WASHINGTON -- Capping weeks of political brinkmanship that had unnerved global markets, President Barack Obama quickly signed an 11th-hour deal passed by Congress to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world's biggest economy back from the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Financial planners like to see smooth waters for clients in their 50s: saving lots in the best earning years of one's career, avoiding new debt, paying off the mortgage by retirement or soon thereafter.
Instead, Christopher and Robyn Reagan of South...
| Dec 7, 2013
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Aiming to bolster its executive ranks, Sony Pictures Entertainment has named veteran producer Michael De Luca to the post of president of production at Columbia Pictures after nine years in a first-look deal with the studio.
De Luca will move into the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Last week, the city of Pasadena adopted me. The city of Pasadena doesn't exactly know that it adopted me, but it did.
Bill Paparian, a former Pasadena mayor, pointed out that we've practiced law on the parade route for nearly 30 years and have been...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Saks Inc. warned state regulators Wednesday that it plans to lay off 191 employees in Aberdeen starting Jan. 3, a move the company said comes as a result of its November acquisition by Hudson's Bay Co.
Some of the work at the Saks complex, which includes...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Hakeem Baxter is the leading scorer for the UMES men’s basketball team. That might not qualify as a revelation, until you learn that Baxter is a freshman.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard is averaging 17.2 points per game, is tied for second on the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
The Republicans' Plan Q in the government shutdown cabaret (give or take a few letters) is their most transparent ploy yet: pass a few bills restoring the budget for popular or heartwarming programs, in the hope that these will chip away at the united...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Today's watchword on Obamacare is "income verification." That's a process that House Republicans, and Senate conferees, appear poised to write into their solutions to resolve the fiscal standoff. It means somehow verifying in real time the income that...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:37 PM
MedStar Health has laid off 74 people in its real estate and facilities management departments as the hospital system transfers those functions to a contractor, which plans to hire back the workers, Medstar officials said.
The Columbia-based company cut...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Food expert Marion Nestle asks whether government-shutdown-mandated furloughs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hampered its response to the salmonella outbreak at Foster Farms.
The bacteria traced to three of the firm's California...