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Produce Prices Expected To Spike From Worst Drought In Century For California

It may be on the other side of the country, but the devastating drought happening in California right now could soon have a major impact on grocery budgets in Maryland.

02/28/2014

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Apple Customers Are Latest Victim Of Data Breach

Hackers are targeting millions across the country. Companies nationwide have fallen victim to data breaches. Now the U.S. Attorney General is calling on Congress to take steps to protect consumers.

02/24/2014

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Hackers Using Mobile Devices To Expose Sensitive Information In Cyber Attacks

Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels and the University of Maryland. They’re all major retailers and institutions hit by hackers.

02/21/2014

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House Approves $1 Million For ‘Food Desert’ Help

Legislation encouraging vendors to make local fruits and vegetables more available in “food deserts” moved through the House and on to the Senate on Friday.

02/21/2014

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Giant Announces Recall Of Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets

Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese as a result of the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall of meat products. The USDA announced a recall of Rancho Feeding Corporation meat products because they were produced without all required inspections.

02/17/2014

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Customers Lining Up To Fill Up On Valentine’s Day Delicacies

This week’s storm brought much of the city to a halt. For retailers that usually thrive the day before Valentine’s Day, the snow cost them thousands in sales.

02/14/2014

Energy Star

Tax Free Weekend For Energy Star Products In Md.

Shoppers in Maryland who purchase qualifying Energy Star products will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax this weekend.

02/14/2014

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Not Again! Local Grocery Stores Packed Ahead Of Winter Storm

As the storm ramps up, most of Maryland is thinking the same thing–not again! People crowd grocery stores and gas stations, bracing for more.

02/12/2014

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Amtrak Announces Service Suspensions

Amtrak will suspend some services between New York and south of Washington, D.C., due to the latest winter storm forecast for the Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

02/11/2014

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Horseshoe Casino Starts Dealing New Jobs

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino is dealing out jobs: 1,700 positions need to be filled.

02/10/2014

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Study Looks At Impact Of Minimum Wage Hike In Md.

A study on raising the minimum wage in Maryland is warning about some of the negative impacts an increase would have on businesses, particularly on the hospitality industry and food services.

02/10/2014

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First Mariner Bancorp Files For Bankruptcy

First Mariner Bancorp, a holding company that owns 1st Mariner Bank, says it has filed for bankruptcy and plans to sell 1st Mariner to a group of investors.

02/10/2014

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The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (Source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True

Sometimes, great deals are just too good to be true.

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Tax Havens For When You Win The Lottery

Suppose you won the lottery, what happens next? Check out these amazing tax havens where you can stow your money without worrying about the tax hit.

Why they're sexy: Entertainers and models make a living by looking good, so you can bet they're easy on the eyes. Their dedication to their dream in such a competitive industry is also attractive.

Top 10 Sexiest Jobs

You’re making small talk at a party, and then you ask the big question, “So what do you do for a living?” The answer determines if you exchange phone numbers or say goodnight. A survey on the Careerbuilder website asked which occupations are the sexiest. Here is the top 10 list. …
Source: http://www.careerbuilder.com

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Find out what colors you should be wearing this summer.

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