| May 22, 2014
| 7:25 PM
The nation's largest landscape services business, ValleyCrest Cos. of Calabasas, has agreed to merge with another industry giant, Brickman Group Ltd. of Maryland.
The new company, which has yet to be named, will be a landscaping behemoth with more...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
GenStrip blood glucose test strips, sold by Shasta Technologies may give incorrect blood glucose readings and should not be used, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today. According to a report on Medscape.com: A recall was issued after...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Most years, the last day of school comes with a sigh of relief, but this year what students and teachers describe is more akin to the body-draining feeling of finishing a marathon.
"If I could frame it in one word I would just say 'exhausted,' " said...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:53 PM
An assisted living care facility in Forest Hill has been ordered to pay $710,000 to the family of a former resident, who the plaintiffs claim was neglected by staff for several hours prior to her death two years ago.
The Estate of Marie Brockmeyer and...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Nothing could save Albert P. "Skip" Viragh Jr. from pancreatic cancer, but a $65 million gift from his foundation will help other patients suffering from that and other deadly cancers.
The money will be used to help pay for construction of a patient care...
| Mar 26, 2014
An article in the March 28, 1914, edition of The Argus reported the loss of a farmer's flock after a fire.
A brooder containing 120 prize white Wyandotte chickens four weeks old burned Sunday night at the home of Claude B. Doing, at Lansdowne.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Urban living doesn't appeal just to the young and hip. Developers of senior housing are starting to test the allure of walkable communities with access to city amenities.
Some are including densely populated areas as they scout for new sites, a...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Slowed by arthritis and worsening foot and ankle problems, Gary Blankenburg, 73, is becoming less mobile as he ages.
As stairs grew more difficult, he and his wife Jo, 55, considered selling their two-story Sparks house built in 1922. But years of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Not all banks have been dividend duds since the Great Recession, when many firms slashed payouts to pennies per share. A recent report by SNL Financial, a financial-services research firm, found that 20 banks had lifted their...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Chicago police did not report about a quarter of the aggravated assault and aggravated battery victims in its crime statistics in 2012, an audit by the city's top watchdog found.
The department failed to follow state guidelines by counting each...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:59 AM
For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...