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  • Q&A With Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks

    Q&A With Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks
    We may not have the luxury of actually employing a butler, but thanks to shows like "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs Downstairs," and movies like "The Butler," we have become familiar with the idea of employing someone to manage the household. And though...
  • Retailers are using mobile apps to drive up sales

    Tia Smith clutched her new phone in one hand and a phone case in the other as she shopped at a West Hollywood Best Buy. She clicked away into her smartphone's tiny screen and searched for the case in other nearby stores. "I'm trying to buy this...
  • Mitch Albom: Ridding the playing field of a hateful word

    It's not my word. I don't like it. I don't use it. To me, the N-word is a hateful slur based on a person's skin color. Yet because my skin is also a certain color, I am told I cannot I criticize its usage. It's not my word. But sooner or later,...
  • Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange

    Consumers remain stuck in the health exchange
    Three days after the Maryland health exchange launched its online marketplace for the uninsured and underinsured, Lynn Baklor enthusiastically logged on. Three months later, she gave up in frustration. "You win," she wrote in mid-January to Lt. Gov....
  • AG's office to look to recoup funds from contractor of botched health exchange

    AG's office to look to recoup funds from contractor of botched health exchange
    Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler said Wednesday that his office would look into clawing back money from the contractors responsible for problems with Maryland's botched health exchange. "We as the attorney general's office...
  • Systems failure

    Systems failure
    At last week's Board of Public Works meeting, Comptroller Peter Franchot asked a series of pointed questions about the process by which the state selected the vendors who built Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange website. In particular, he...
  • ETF that models billionaires' investments to launch in spring

    IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world's wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to "invest like a billionaire," its top executive said Tuesday. After receiving about $1...
  • Pompano commercial cleaning company turns 25

    Pompano commercial cleaning company turns 25
    Adam Povlitz is in the cleaning business and he says there's nothing glamorous about his line of work. "Cleaning isn't sexy, I accept it. It's grimy. It's tough," said Povlitz, executive vice president of Pompano Beach- based Anago Cleaning Systems....
  • Walter Cottle Lester dies at 88; farmer held out as Silicon Valley grew

    Walter Cottle Lester dies at 88; farmer held out as Silicon Valley grew
    Though he lived in a region known worldwide for hyper-enthusiastic, round-the-clock innovating, Walter Cottle Lester wasn't a big fan of change. As Silicon Valley's subdivisions and office buildings surged around the farm his family had started more...
  • Willard Hackerman, company president and philanthropist, dies

    Willard Hackerman, company president and philanthropist, dies
    Philanthropist Willard Hackerman, who transformed a small construction firm into a national giant with $5 billion in annual billings and was instrumental in erecting Maryland landmarks such as Harborplace, died Monday of unknown causes at Johns Hopkins...
  • Costs rising for state health exchange, which is still 'not functional'

    Costs rising for state health exchange, which is still 'not functional'
    Maryland's poorly performing health exchange will cost taxpayers $33 million more than expected this year, bringing the state's total annual expense to $138 million, officials said Monday. The money is needed, in part, to pay the company hired to help...