Consumer Spending Up In Md. Since RecessionConsumer spending in Maryland rose slowly but steadily in the years after the Great Recession.
Big Business Boost For Baltimore: Amazon Distribution Center To Bring 1,000+ JobsA big boost for Baltimore. Amazon announces it will build a new warehouse in Charm City, bringing more than 1,000 jobs to the area.
Major Exemptions: Maryland Tax-Free Week Kicks Off SundayAttention shoppers. The Maryland Tax-Free Week kicks off Sunday. Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week starts August 11. Clothing and shoes–priced $100 or less–will be exempt from the six percent sales tax.
Smithfield Recalls 38,000 Pounds Of SausageSmithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves.
Foreclosures Down Throughout The RegionA new report shows foreclosure filings have fallen throughout the Washington area over the past two years.
Wegmans Recalls Pumpkin Rolls Because Of PlasticWegmans is recalling a batch of pumpkin rolls because the baked goods may contain pieces of clear plastic from the packaging.
Honeywell To Pay Most Of Md. Port Chromium PlanThe Maryland Port Administration says Honeywell International Inc. will pay for most of a $27 million plan to keep chromium-tainted fill from polluting the harbor and nearby residential areas.
Bumbo Baby Seats RecalledThe Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled about 4 million of the popular Bumbo Baby Seats Wednesday after more than 20 reports of skull fractures among at least 84 falls. Click on the link for more information.
Ruppersberger Holding Federal Grants WorkshopCongressman Dutch Ruppersberger is holding a workshop to discuss funding opportunities for Maryland nonprofits and small businesses.