Mar 21, 2018

Years of service, measured in happy hours

A novel way to both meet interesting people in your field and to draw in people that might not otherwise attend after-hours functions.

Oct 1, 2014

Belk launches service contest

Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education announced the launch of the Belk Service Learning Challenge, in which middle school students present a plan to tackle a community issue. Student teams of up to four submit videos describing the problems, their research and their action plans. Students from 16 states with […]

Jan 6, 2014

AT&T offers firms ‘1-800’ service for websites

LAS VEGAS — AT&T Inc., the country’s second-largest wireless carrier, announced Monday that it’s setting up a “1-800” service for wireless data. Websites that pay for the service will be toll-free for AT&T’s wireless customers, meaning the traffic won’t count against a surfer’s monthly allotment of data. It’s the first major cellphone compa[...]

Sep 11, 2013

O’Malley: Remember 9/11 through service

Gov. Martin O’Malley is encouraging people to volunteer on a national day of service to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. O’Malley attended an event Wednesday that called attention to the Baltimore Community ToolBank, which loans tools and equipment for 3 cents on the dollar to charitable groups and community organizations. The governor […]

Sep 11, 2013

Amtrak service restored between Philadelphia, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Amtrak says train service between Philadelphia and Washington has been restored after being suspended because of damaged overhead wires. Spokesman Craig Schulz says passengers should expect delays as crews continue repairing the system and restoring the second track for service. Rail service had been suspended earlier Wednesday after overhead wires were damaged in […]

Aug 7, 2013

Md. opens call center to assist with health care

Maryland has opened a call center to help residents learn more about health care reform. The center opened in Baltimore on Wednesday. It will include bilingual staff to help residents and small employers with health coverage options. It also will have staff available to help explain financial assistance options. From now until Sept. 30, the […]

Jul 19, 2013

Md. water pipe could return to use this weekend

OXON HILL — Water officials in Maryland say they hope to put a major water pipe back into service this weekend after repairs. Work on the pipe has meant that hundreds of thousands of people in southern Prince George’s County have been under mandatory water restrictions since Tuesday evening. Officials originally said part of the […]

Jun 28, 2013

One powerful change that costs nothing but pays off big

There is no doubt that a high -- remarkably high -- level of service will show up in your bottom line.

Mar 5, 2013

Service firms grows at fastest pace in a year

WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in a year, buoyed by higher sales and more new orders. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 56 in February from 55.2 in January. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. The report measures growth in industries […]

Oct 9, 2012

Walmart begins testing same-day delivery service

Walmart is testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season. The move comes as the world’s largest retailer faces increasing competition from online giants like, which is testing same-day delivery service in 10 markets. The Bentonville, Ark.-based discounter is trying to cater […]

Oct 9, 2012

Amtrak service disrupted from D.C. to Delaware

WASHINGTON — Amtrak says it has partially restored service between Washington and Wilmington, Del., following a power outage. The rail service said one track had been reopened and was operating at regular speed Tuesday morning. It was not clear when further repair work would be completed. The service disruption was caused by downed wires south […]

Sep 26, 2012

Wilmington propane leak disrupts rail operations

WILMINGTON, Del. — Amtrak was forced to briefly suspend rail traffic in the Wilmington area while firefighters worked to control a propane leak in an Amtrak yard on the north side of the city. Authorities said the 500-gallon propane tank leak Wednesday morning was isolated to areas within the Amtrak facility off Vandever Ave. No […]

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