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  • ComEd customers face big price increases

    ComEd customers face big price increases
    Just as the Chicago area is getting ready for air conditioning weather, residents can expect to be jolted by higher electric bills. Starting June 1, Commonwealth Edison customers on average will see monthly bills jump 21 percent, to about $82 a month...
  • Mark Shand dies at 62; conservationist and travel writer

    Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly. He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
  • 1st Mariner Bank heads to auction

    1st Mariner Bank heads to auction
    The future of 1st Mariner, Baltimore's largest independent bank, could be decided this week. A bankruptcy judge approved First Mariner Bancorp's request last month to sell its bank as part of the parent company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Bids for...
  • First Mariner swung to loss in 2013

    First Mariner swung to loss in 2013
    First Mariner Bancorp's losses mounted last year before the parent of 1st Mariner Bank filed for bankruptcy protection in February. The bank itself is not included in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and its Baltimore-based parent has stressed that bank...
  • Leaving license plate on trade-in is a ticket to trouble

    Leaving license plate on trade-in is a ticket to trouble
    In all the hubbub of buying a car for his daughter, it didn't occur to Ken Gibat to remove the license plate from the vehicle he was trading in. He said no one at the dealership, Vinart Hyundai in Emmaus, mentioned anything about it, either. What...
  • Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

    Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd never been to South Carolina, but I've read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern...
  • Experts puzzle over $2-billion bid for Clippers

    Experts puzzle over $2-billion bid for Clippers
    Steve Ballmer's $2-billion offer for the Los Angeles Clippers — nearly four times the record sale for an NBA team — has experts puzzling over how the former Microsoft chief plans to make any money on the deal. But Ballmer, with a net worth...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • State Takes Family's Land To Build Highway, But Won't Return It After Road Project Dies

     State Takes Family's Land To Build Highway, But Won't Return It After Road Project Dies
    By the force of its eminent domain authority, the state Department of Transportation took 11.3 acres from an Andover couple 27 years ago for construction of the then-planned Route 6 expressway from Bolton to Windham. Now that expressway project is dead...
  • Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 headed to Monterey auction

    Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 headed to Monterey auction
    There isn’t much that pushes the price of a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 higher than the millions they already command at auction. Steve McQueen ownership does. RM Auctions announced Friday that it’s bringing to its annual Monterey auction the...
  • What you need to know about airline 'ancillary revenue'

    What you need to know about airline 'ancillary revenue'
    What airlines look on fondly as "ancillary revenue" hits you in the form of pesky -- and often outrageous -- fees and charges. A new report from the meticulous folks at IdeaWorks tells airline industry professionals what they need to know about...