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FourLeagues.com: One Stop News-Shop for Sports

FourLeagues.com: One Stop News-Shop for Sports

A 19-year-old Georgetown University student from Rockville has launched a sports website that curates real-time news for pro sports teams, allowing fans to access their favorite teams’ new
Gun Seller Under Fire From Gun Owners — For Selling Guns

Gun Seller Under Fire From Gun Owners — For Selling Guns

A Rockville gun store owner says he received death threats from gun supporters over plans to sell a smart gun that limits who can fire the weapon.
Settlement Amount Paid in Construction Spat Released in Court Fight

Settlement Amount Paid in Construction Spat Released in Court Fight

A developer paid $3.2 million in damages after work on a 200-unit apartment building led to large cracks in the walls of a building next door that housed Dansez! Dansez! dance studio and Fre
Venti-Tre Fast Italian Dining to Open by Summer

Venti-Tre Fast Italian Dining to Open by Summer

Venti-Tre – a fast-casual Italian restaurant spun off from the Fazoli’s chain -- plans to open in Gaithersburg this summer.
Dale Music to Close, Make Room for Downtown Redevelopment

Dale Music to Close, Make Room for Downtown Redevelopment

Dale Music owner Carol Warden is selling her store to developers who plan to rebuild the block in downtown Silver Spring.
Court Rules for White Flint Mall Owners in Redevelopment Fight

Court Rules for White Flint Mall Owners in Redevelopment Fight

Redevelopment plans for White Flint Mall in North Bethesda can continue after a federal appeals court rejected an appeal by Lord & Taylor. Many of the malls smaller stores have left already.
Ranger Surplus Store in Bethesda Closed

Ranger Surplus Store in Bethesda Closed

The Ranger Surplus store in downtown Bethesda has closed. The company still has a store in Rockville and one opening soon in Frederick.
Jerry Seinfeld Weighs in on Naked Fight Among Clothiers

Jerry Seinfeld Weighs in on Naked Fight Among Clothiers

Men's Wearhouse is trying to buy Maryland-based Jos. A Bank Clothiers. Actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has some thoughts to share on the battle.
Radio Shack Closing 500 Stores, According to Report

Radio Shack Closing 500 Stores, According to Report

Funny turn from '80s branding on Sunday followed by Wall Street Journal report of big cuts in storefronts Tuesday.
Clean Currents Energy Company Pulls the Plug

Clean Currents Energy Company Pulls the Plug

Clean Currents, a renewable energy company that focused on wind power, ended service on Jan. 31.
Johns Hopkins Team Creating Zerocoin to Compete with Bitcoin

Johns Hopkins Team Creating Zerocoin to Compete with Bitcoin

A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is working to create a digital currency system that is totally anonymous. The idea was spurred by problems with Bitcoin.
Maryland Zumiez Stores Closed for a Day to Remember Shooting Victims

Maryland Zumiez Stores Closed for a Day to Remember Shooting Victims

The Zumiez skate shops around Maryland closed early Wednesday to remember two coworkers killed Saturday at The Mall in Columbia. A vigil at the Columbia store will be held Thursday night.
Naked Fight Among Clothiers: Jos. A Bank v. Men's Wearhouse

Naked Fight Among Clothiers: Jos. A Bank v. Men's Wearhouse

Men's Wearhouse is continuing its bid to buy Maryland-based Jos. A Bank Clothiers. The offer has climbed over $1 billion.
Maryland Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

Maryland Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

Maryland's unemployment rate continues to remain below the national rate, as the overall jobless rate fell in December.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
Ditch the Rum Raisin, Yuengling's Black and Tan Ice Cream Now Available

Ditch the Rum Raisin, Yuengling's Black and Tan Ice Cream Now Available

Yuengling's Ice Cream will soon be in Maryland's Acme and Weis grocery stores.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.