| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:24 AM
There's been a big jump in the number of parents who are giving their children allowances bigger than $10 or $20 a week, according to numbers crunched for Reuters by Baltimore-based money managers T. Rowe Price, which are derived from its annual Parents,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON — When is a pirate not a pirate?
A federal court may provide an answer in a trial that opened in Washington this week of a Somali official who helped win release of a hijacked Danish cargo ship and crew for $1.7 million ransom, but...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:24 AM
When Sobrio's co-founders gave their business pitch at Connecticut's Innovation Summit a year ago, they were a bit intimidated.
After all, Tom Bachant and Nadav Ullman were both undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Sobrio, which uses a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Dr. Thomas Franza has been appointed to the position of chief information officer at Harford Community College, which he joined on Oct. 14.
Prior to coming to Harford, Dr. Franza was the director of academic information services at Dowling College...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you have an employer-based 401(k) retirement plan, you almost certainly have the option of a target-date fund. They are expected soon to account for over half of all assets in employer-sponsored plans.
Target date funds are justifiably popular because...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:37 PM
John C. "Jack" Hornor, a naval architect and marine surveyor who once inspected the Constellation to ensure the venerable ship was still seaworthy, died Oct. 1 of brain disease at Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 68.
"Jack was an excellent...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Ann M. Rayner, who worked for Laureate Education Inc. in Baltimore for a decade, died Oct. 4 of brain cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 53.
Ann Marie Ritter was born in Waterloo, N.Y., and raised in Seneca Falls, N.Y., where she...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor, one of Africa's most distinguished literary figures, was among the scores of people killed by Al Qaeda-aligned terrorists who attacked a busy shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, over the weekend.
Awoonor, 78, was killed Saturday...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association notified Division I athletic directors and coaches by email Wednesday afternoon that it has reached an interim contract agreement with the Collegiate Officials Committee that is effective...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Norfolk State gained its first victory of the season Saturday, beating Morgan State 27-21 in Baltimore in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both.
Tyler Clark completed 18 of 28 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans....
| Oct 28, 2012
Philosopher Paul Kurtz was called many unflattering names during his long career, including "Satanic free-thinker" and "dangerous corrupter of young minds."
But the name some of his critics considered most damning was the one he most prized.