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Jan 11, 2011

Poll: Most pet owners feel their animals have a 6th sense

LOS ANGELES — Lassie could always sense when Timmy was in trouble. Black Beauty knew the bridge was out. Now two-thirds of American pet owners say they can relate — their pets have a sixth sense about bad weather. Forty-three percent say the same about bad news, according to an Associated poll. Seventy-two percent […]

Jan 7, 2011

Economic experts voice cautious optimism for 2011

While 2011 is barely underway, there remains cautious optimism that this year will see less unemployment, more freedom in the credit markets and greater spending by consumers in Maryland and the country as a whole. For its annual First Friday meeting, the Maryland Bankers Association convened a panel of economists and Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth […]

Dec 2, 2010

Outlook is sunny for Maryland’s growing weather industry

For most people, the weather forecast lets them know whether to wear a sweater or pack an umbrella, but that information can be just as important to major retailers trying to gauge spending habits and planning for what to buy. “People make a forecast for themselves every single day and put that information into context,” […]

Aug 20, 2010

Good Chesapeake crab catch forecast coming true

BALTIMORE — Predictions of a good Chesapeake Bay crab harvest are coming true, with some watermen saying they are unable to sell all of the crabs they are catching and prices are dropping. Watermen who go out without a dedicated buyer are having trouble at times selling their catch, said Larry Simns, president of the […]

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