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Sep 8, 2014

Free High Holiday services in Chevy Chase

Temple Shalom, a Reform Jewish congregation in Chevy Chase, is offering High Holiday services that don’t require admission tickets at select times on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The services are: Rosh Hashana — Sept. 24, 6:15 p.m.; Sept. 25, 2 p.m.; Sept. 26, 10 a.m.; Yom Kippur — Oct. 4, 2 p.m. and 4 […]

Apr 13, 2014

Producer price index shows that inflation remains tame

The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March, led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.

Apr 29, 2013

Consumers boost spending 0.2 pct. last month

WASHINGTON — Americans kept increasing their spending in March and their income grew, further indication that consumers are shaking off higher taxes. The Commerce Department said Monday that consumer spending rose 0.2 percent in March from February. That followed a 0.7 percent jump in February and a 0.3 percent gain in January. Income increased 0.2 […]

Sep 6, 2012

Service firms grew at faster pace in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace in August than July, helped by stronger hiring. The growth at firms that employ roughly 90 percent of the work force suggests the economy is slowly improving. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its index of non-manufacturing activity increased in August to 53.7, […]

Jul 18, 2012

Capital One to pay $210M over marketing tactics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s consumer watchdog agency flexed its enforcement muscles for the first time Wednesday and ordered Capital One Bank to repay millions of credit card customers allegedly tricked into buying costly add-on services. Capital One will pay $210 million in refunds and regulatory fines. Most of the money will go directly to […]

Jul 12, 2012

Thomas, Puglisi join Visit Baltimore


May 20, 2012

Ellicott City-based A-TEK snags $20B NIH deal

Ellicott City-based A-TEK has been awarded a technology contract with the National Institutes of Health valued at $20 billion over its 10-year term, the company reported. A-TEK provides scientific data management and enterprise IT services in the areas of national security and intelligence, life sciences, healthcare, and law enforcement. The company said the NIH contract […]

May 15, 2012

Drop-in daycare centers thriving in Anne Arundel

ANNAPOLIS — At My Time Childcare, Jaiden Hendley and Katherine Hedinger express themselves with Play-Doh. For 4-year-old Jaiden, that means pounding out a pancake and dousing it with fake syrup. And for Katherine, also 4, that means organizing the bottles and creating the occasional insect. This is all while they are under the eyes of […]

Mar 29, 2012

Screening, better diagnosis cited for rise in autism cases

ATLANTA — Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis, federal health officials said Thursday. The rate of U.S. cases rose to about 1 in 88 children. The previous estimate was 1 in 110. The new figure is from the latest in a series of studies that have […]

Dec 28, 2011

Medicaid family planning benefits to expand in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — More low-income women will be eligible for Medicaid family planning services in Maryland next week when a new law takes effect. The expansion will allow Maryland women who are at or below 200 percent of the poverty level and under 51 years of age to be eligible for services such as pelvic exams, […]

Dec 5, 2011

Supreme Court rejects plea to overturn ban on after-school services

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has rejected an evangelical church’s plea to overturn New York City’s ban on after-hours religious worship services at public schools. The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the city’s policy. The Bronx Household of Faith is an evangelical Christian church that has held Sunday […]

Sep 26, 2011

Barry Rosen: Ruling means changes for MRI, CT services

Many Marylanders are accustomed to obtaining necessary radiology services, including MRIs and CTs, conveniently at their orthopedic surgeon’s office, although since at least 2006, the Maryland Attorney General and the Maryland Board of Physicians have declared that, to avoid potential overuse, orthopedic surgeons may not legally refer their patients to MRIs or CTs that they […]

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