| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:31 AM
Reports: July consumer confidence, S&P Case-Shiller home price index for May, Redbook and ICSC-Godlman Sachs retail sales for period ending July 28
Local earnings: A.M. Castle & Co., Anixter International Inc., Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Calamos Asset...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding begins trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, 23-year-old express delivery man Diao Binghui will be wrapping up his typical 131/2-hour workday half a world away in Beijing's eastern...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Wal-Mart and other retailers say they are boosting holiday hiring this year as they prep of what they hope will be a rosier shopping season.
The ramp-up in temporary hiring could hit more than 800,000 workers in the last months of the year, the...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, a counselor who was an outreach and volunteer coordinator for a Baltimore men's shelter, died of a heart attack Sept. 2 at his West Ostend Street home. He was 52.
The son of Jesse James Phillips, a Secret Service agent and...
| Nov 5, 2013
Editor's note: We pulled this out of the Life & Style archives now that tipping season is here again.
The day after Halloween, I saw a person setting up his Christmas decorations. As I tried not to drive off the road, it dawned on me that the holidays...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Target Corp. announced Tuesday that it would end healthcare coverage for its part-time workers, citing options available to them in state and federal healthcare marketplaces.
In a corporate blog post, the Minneapolis company said that the majority of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:31 PM
It's called snail mail because it's slow compared with its electronic competitors – and electrons, unlike humans, work for free.
The U.S. Postal Service is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Are we to lament that no Baltimore area politician is running for governor this year ("Running mate choices point to waning Baltimore clout," Oct. 15)? According to The Sun, Bishop Douglas Miles says that it's possible the candidates "are taking our votes...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:08 AM
UPS expects to move more than 34 million shipments on its peak shipping day this year -- up about 21% from the same period last year.
To handle the increased workload, United Parcel Service announced it will hire 55,000 seasonal workers this holiday...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:49 PM
It's pretty much expected that everyone knows everything about you in today's privacy-free world. But it's still freaky to see how easily a business can crawl into your life.
Elaine Miller, 61, recently was expecting a package from UPS. She called the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:10 PM
PALM DESERT — Doris Payne — demure, elegant and 83 — is a thief, as prolific and subtly conniving as they come. She doesn't use muscle and she doesn't rely on guns.
Instead, between numerous stints behind bars, for 50 years she has...