| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A moment of silence, please, for the death of the combined reporting bill in the General Assembly. The corporate tax reform measure passed away suddenly last week, the result of a 7-6 vote by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, which has developed a...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:07 AM
There are 46 Walmarts in the state of Maryland.
If you were to look at each using the criteria of: 1) Proximity to residential neighborhoods 2) Proximity to public schools 3) Number of through lanes with direct access to the store and 4)...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
"Whole grain" has become a healthy eating buzz phrase, and food companies aren't shy about using it to entice us to buy products. Browse the bread, cereal or chip aisles of your favorite grocery store, and you'll see the upsell.
Last year, nearly 3,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Specialty sporting goods store Sport Chalet Inc. is now offering same-day delivery service, hopping on a crowded bandwagon that includes Amazon, Wal-Mart, Google and EBay.
“Sometimes there just is not enough time for a customer to visit our...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Decades ago, many workers spent their whole lives at the same job, retiring with a full pension, and maybe even a gold watch from their boss.
Now, almost no one works at the same place for life, and there’s much less loyalty between employers...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:56 AM
We love Mother's Day. A time to honor the many fabulous women doing a wonderful job with their kids.
Just not in FloriDUH.
So in honor this holiday we're sharing a few of our favorite bad mom tales we've posted since last Mother's day.
Read 'em and...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The recent announcement that Atomic Books will expand and make beer available at special events is an intriguing -- and promising -- development for all indie bookstores.
We've all seen how hard it is for the small stores to compete these days. They'...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:50 PM
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic.
The big rush had come not on Tax Day but in early February, said Vince Williams, manager of Liberty Tax on East Coldspring Lane.
The deadline for both federal and...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:59 AM
To Funlayo Alabi, Shea Radiance is much more than a business. It’s a mission.
Started in their Ellicott City home by Funlayo and her husband, Shola, Shea Radiance sells skin and hair products made from shea butter. Since the company’s...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:25 AM
This is brazen: Successfully steal one TV from a store then return a few hours later and try to swipe another TV -- an even larger one.
Last Sunday around 5:30 PM, cops were called to Walmart after a loss prevention officer reviewed surveillance video...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:02 PM
It might seem an odd question, asking people if they are willing to buy life insurance at Wal-Mart or Target.
But in its annual survey to glean information from consumers, Windsor-based LIMRA asked consumers just that. And it found that of the more...