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Comcast extends national broadband adoption program

Comcast recently announced that the company is extending its Internet Essentials low-income broadband adoption program. During the March 4, 2014 announcement, Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen highlighted why the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider decided to ...

Baltimore entrepreneur a real history maker

Jayfus Doswell is a history maker. In 2013, the Baltimore-born entrepreneur was featured on the HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection that has preserved the life stories of thousands of historic black figures, including President Barack ...

Maryland Mortgage Program sets new goals, unveils new look, slogan and website

Secretary Raymond Skinner unveiled a new look, a redesigned website and even a new way of talking about the state's flagship homeownership program during DHCD's annual Maryland Mortgage Program Top Lenders Award breakfast on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Young entrepreneur seeks to help elderly with new invention

A picture of Alfonso Delaney’s great-grandfather sits in his bedroom as motivation for the Baltimore resident. Each day, Delaney, a junior at the University of Maryland Baltimore County takes a look at the photo and soaks in all of the ...

AT&T cuts wireless prices

AT&T has launched a new volley in the battle between mobile phone providers.

Harbor Point recruiting MBEs for billion dollar project

Touted as the city’s largest downtown waterfront site yet, planners say Harbor Point will be a vibrant, highly integrated neighborhood with a focus on sustainability and innovation. The project will be located between Harbor East and historic Fells Point, and ...

How to keep your finances healthy throughout the year

If you are like many Americans, you made a commitment to yourself to kick off 2014 on the right financial foot. A record 54 percent of us resolved to save more, spend less and improve financial habits, according to Fidelity ...

New foreclosure settlement guidelines address dual-tracking, consumer complaints

The court-assigned monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement told Maryland foreclosure prevention counselors recently that his office has issued rules that should help address lingering consumer complaints against lenders, including the practice known as "dual-tracking."

MD HOPE Counseling Network first step for those facing foreclosure

New mortgage rules designed to curb some of the shady practices that triggered the national foreclosure crisis went into effect this week, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Minimum wage hike could mean a raise for all

When New Jersey increased its minimum wage this year, Dolores Riley gave raises to all 16 employees at her childcare center. But it wasn't because they were all making $7.25 an hour.

Post-holiday advice and tips for consumers

As consumers head back to retailers after the holidays armed with returns, gift cards and products that just don’t work, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is offering some tips and advice that are in place to protect Marylanders, which will ...

A better deal for kids in the budget? Democrats and republicans Say ‘yes’

June Jimenez of Silver Spring, Md. was pregnant when she was laid off from her job at a public affairs firm last year. She tried unsuccessfully for months to find a job and worried about losing her home.

Your will: The overlooked bucket-list item

Of the trendy terms to come around in the past decade, “bucket list” remains among the most useful, says retirement planning expert Jeff Gorton.

Mayor promotes city initiatives to assist unemployed as federal benefits expire

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that job seeker resources continue to be available for unemployed city residents in light of the recent expiration of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Approximately 25,000 Maryland residents will be affected— including 5,000 Baltimore ...

Financial tips for the New Year

The New Year offers a fresh start, when many of us feel energized, optimistic and open to change. When you set your New Year's resolutions, consider financial goals too.