| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Prime-time TV is going gray.
After decades chasing young viewers, the broadcast networks are starting to shift tactics — peppering their lineups with shows and actors who appeal to the growing audience of aging baby boomers.
"The Millers" on CBS...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Wilmette officials are concerned about the number of residents completing home improvement projects without proper permits, some of which could contribute to flooding and other issues.
If they seek variances after the fact, trustees are put in the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lowe's fiscal second-quarter earnings provided even further evidence that the housing recovery is boosting the economy.
Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported that earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 2 jumped 26% to $941 million, or 88 cents a share,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:24 AM
The housing recovery and improving economy led Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement retailer, to post better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, which jumped 17% over the same period last year.
The Atlanta-based company reported...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Home Depot, the country's largest home-improvement retailer, reported a 43% jump in third-quarter earnings, thanks largely to the housing recovery.
Net income rose to $1.35 billion in the quarter that ended Nov. 3 from $947 million a year earlier....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Even if you have no plans to sell or buy, you can cash in on your home. Rising home prices mean you have more equity and more options. You can refinance to cut your monthly mortgage payment and total interest, do a cash-out refi to simultaneously...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Police said Wednesday that residents of several communities should take precautions to avoid falling for what appears to be a roaming contractor scam. Lower Saucon Township police said residents of the township and Hellertown areas should be suspicious if...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Mary Kay Mosch could not be more delighted with the latest renovation to the 7,000-square-foot home she shares with her husband, Jim.
Their stucco and gray stone residence in Sparks, with architectural elements that might best be described as European...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Judy Shea, whose home improvement project on Lowell Avenue got completely out of hand, is crying foul again. This time her outcry is related to a judge's decision this week to approve the sale of the property.
Shea will not receive any money out of...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:45 AM
When Michelle and Matthew Gorra moved to Upper Fells Point four years ago, they saw it not only as an investment in Baltimore's revival but in their own future.
Michelle Gorra, a 36-year-old pediatrician, thought hard about that future last week as...