Adele’s “25” Made Sales History in a Declining Industry

Adele’s new album “25” sold 3.38 million copies in the U.S. in the first week, the highest number of albums sold in a single week in history.

Food Trucks Are a Hot Business in Baltimore, When They Find a Place to Park

The number of food trucks in Baltimore has doubled in less than two years. But regulators have yet to catch up with the rapid change in food industry.

What Will Happen to Your Credit Card After the Marriott – Starwood Merger?

After Bethesda-based Marriott announced this week its plan to acquire Starwood, travelers wondered what a merger between the two hotel chains would mean for the companies’ reward credit cards.

More Than 1 in 10 Americans Plan to Dress Up a Pet for Halloween

Halloween gives people an excuse to wear costumes — and dress up their pets. Almost 13 percent of Americans will put a costume on their pet this Halloween, according to National Retail Federation survey data.

The Billion-Dollar Ugly Boots

Some love UGG boots, spending hundreds of dollars per pair, while others gleefully mock them. Regardless of how you feel about UGGs, there’s no denying their transformation from a cult fashion object for Australian surfers into big global business.

Home Price in Maryland Growing More Slowly Than National Average

Following the economic downtown between 2008 and 2009, the House Price Index in Maryland plunged for nine straight quarters.

12 Government Shutdowns in 35 Years. Is Another One Due?

Experts expect another shutdown in October because of disagreement over the Iran nuclear deal, spending cuts and the deficiency in the Highway Trust Fund, according to the Washington Post.

Affordable Care Act Leads to Higher Health Insurance Coverage in Maryland, Nationally

Almost two years after the Maryland Health Connection exchange launched Oct. 1, 2013, 92.1 percent of people in Maryland have health insurance coverage, up by three percent from a year ago, according to data released Wednesday morning.