| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
— An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
| May 11, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Joe Kaufman knows the secret to firing up a crowd. At least this crowd.
The magic words: "I'm running for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz."
Kaufman was talking to an all-Republican crowd of party activists, reminding them he wants to take on...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Fort Lauderdale-Miami metro area's number of women-owned firms in the increased by 34 percent from over the past decade, according to the "State of the Women-Owned Business" report released last week.
Companies owned by women grew to about 243,000 last...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas.
| Jul 29, 2014
Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:45 PM
From the balcony of her Crescent Drive apartment, Shari Able takes in the luxurious view — a picture-postcard panorama of the homes of Beverly Hills. Her home sits above a Whole Foods stocked with organic kabocha squash and Dungeness crabs. Rodeo...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Not surprisingly, there is a big gulf between the haves and have-nots in Beverly Hills, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
While the richest fifth of Beverly Hills households make an average of nearly $661,000 a year, the poorest bring in less than...
| Mar 9, 2014
Sue Johnson is launching a marriage revolution.
Her timing couldn't be better. Marriage rates are the lowest in a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, almost 60 percent lower than in 1970. Divorce rates, meanwhile,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Data for this analysis were compiled from the 2008-2012 estimates of the American Community Survey, which asks respondents to report the number of rooms in their dwellings, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. That measure includes bedrooms, kitchens and...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Steve Cibor loaded his Ford Explorer with a few samples of Tibetan rugs and drove for days along the East Coast in 1994, trying to persuade retailers to sell the expensive hand-woven pieces.
"Nobody bought it — but they gave me ideas," Cibor said....