| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Corporate criminal fraud. Tainted meat on the menu. Prying reporters pounding on the door.
Meet Jonathan Bernstein, crisis tamer.
Bernstein, a University of Maryland University College graduate, steps in to smother public meltdowns like a lid on a...
| Dec 23, 2013
As we commence the annual ritual of pledging to be trimmer, thriftier, tidier and overall more disciplined human beings, consider adding another goal to the list of resolutions: riskier.
Whether it's reaching for Mount Everest or reaching for a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster.
S&P clearly has its back to...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| May 1, 2013
When Fran Pitre's twin daughters were 12 years old, they tried out for the softball team, confident they would both make it.
Unfortunately, one girl made the team — and the other was named the statistician.
Pitre, a mother of three sets of twins...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Are you worried about your kids' financial future? You're not alone!
A new study of 300 mothers, commissioned by McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, found that only one-third of mothers who have children 18 and under think their kids are financially well-...
| May 10, 2013
Mother's Day or Father's Day, Christmas Day or birthday, at some point we've all given and received the equivalent of the pink bunny suit that Ralphie is forced into in "A Christmas Story."
A strained "I love it!" may perpetuate the cycle.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Despite opposition from one of its board members, the Baltimore County school board approved a 10-year, $15.7 million contract Tuesday night for language arts textbooks.
The new textbook series published by McGraw-Hill Education is for grades one...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:27 PM
That old axiom about three being a crowd is never truer than when two out of three are fighting.
Playing the neutral third party while your friends engage in all-out battle is exhausting and precarious. Handle it right and everyone's happy. Handle it...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Google stole tech headlines this week with the unveiling of the Chromecast and second-generation Nexus 7, but it made another important announcement that flew under the radar: Google Play Textbooks.
The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said it will...