Jury selection started Monday morning in the trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie in federal court in Baltimore. Prosecutors allege that after the Prince George’s County Democrat became chairman of the committee that steers state spending, he asked to be ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Prominent Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie will stand trial in federal court this week accused of taking bribes from two former executives of Shoppers Food Warehouse. Currie, who served as chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee before ...Read More »
NEW YORK — It looks like retailers will have to work extra hard to keep this holiday season from turning into a bah humbug. A new forecast indicates that sales growth will likely not be as high as last year ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is bringing back something its customers have been asking for since the Great Recession: layaway. The world’s largest retailer, which ditched the pay-as-you-go plans in 2006, is rolling out a holiday layaway plan from Oct. 17 ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Parents have a new goal this back-to-school shopping season: Buy their kids the name brands they want without spending like it’s 2007. After the recession began in late 2007, cost-conscious consumers sought out the cheapest shirts and ...Read More »
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NEW YORK — Many U.S. retailers posted solid sales in July as deep discounts and sweltering heat drove shoppers to air conditioned malls. But analysts worry that momentum won’t continue through the back-to-school shopping season. Despite a flow of bad ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Shoppers won’t shop. Companies won’t hire. The government won’t spend on economic stimulus — it’s cutting instead. And the Federal Reserve is reluctant to do anything more. Without much to invigorate growth, the economy may be in danger ...Read More »
State Sen. Ulysses S. Currie will have access to nearly 3 million documents now held by Shoppers Food Warehouse & Pharmacy as he mounts his defense against charges that he accepted a bribe of more than $245,0000 in return for ...Read More »
Federal prosecutors have dropped nearly half of the bribery charges against Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie. In court filings last week, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein wrote that a Supreme Court decision renders charges of honest services fraud legally duplicative of ...
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