| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:01 AM
If Maryland’s bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy — especially the snake oil the O’Malley administration has been selling since 2006. The idea that they are a results-oriented, data...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Springfield, Mo. -- Twenty eight jobs might seem like a lot until you realize you're just one applicant in a line of 300 others. Job candidates faced multiple rounds of questioning for a chance to work full-time at an Expedia call center in Springfield....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is rolling out KitKat, the latest version of its popular software for smartphones and tablets with an ambitious goal: to get Android devices all over the world to run the latest version of the software.
During a news conference...
| Nov 3, 2013
James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad.
The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Maryland regulators have released the details of the rates they have approved for the nine companies that want to sell policies on the state's new health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act, and the average rates for individuals buying...
| Feb 28, 2013
By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Rejecting arguments that counties have been shortchanged, a state appeals court Thursday sided with the online-travel industry in a major legal battle about payment of hotel bed taxes. The...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:36 AM
No estamos en Navidad, pero sí en plena temporada de preparativos para celebrar una de las épocas más lindas del año. Seguro estás afinando tu presupuesto y haciendo planes para venir a esta ciudad que se ve más bonita que nunca en estas fiestas....
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:13 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - As we walked across the broad, brick-paved plaza, a burst of music swelled, the strings rising to cinematic heights amid a pounding of kettle drums. A man in a crisp white shirt waved and beamed. Perfectly manicured flowers swayed in the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:10 AM
CURAÇAO - There is absolutely nothing wrong with Cozumel or the Bahamas.
But once you've seen them, it's time to branch out.
Cruise lines are experimenting with all kinds of interesting Caribbean itineraries that expose travelers to a broader swath of...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
"Who would go to Hawaii in June?" a friend asked when I talked about a trip I took to Maui last year.
A travel writer on a budget, for one.
I, too, was skeptical about the timing, but the weather was a perfect 70-80 degrees, with low humidity and...
| Oct 19, 2011
Many of you turn to "opaque" online agencies to get the very best available hotel deals. As long as you can specify the hotel's quality range and general location, if the discount is big enough, you're willing to accept the agency' selection of an...