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Winter weather is good for some businesses, bad for others

While plumbers, heating contractors and snow-removal companies are getting a nice bump this winter, other industries are suffering.

Sunday - 02/16/2014, 10:35am EST

Tags: weather, economy, dick uliano

Utility companies prep for big storm

Transformers, voltage regulators, cable, wire and utility poles are among the materials that area electrical power companies are readying to confront any power outages caused by the anticipated winter storm Wednesday night into Thursday.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 10:46pm EST

Tags: weather, dick uliano, utilities

New method for credit-card sales on the way

A familiar ritual at the sales register will soon be going away, and the hope is the new routine will reduce fraud.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:30am EST

Tags: credit card, dick uliano, security, Wall Street Journal

Rules vary on keeping sidewalks cleared for walkers

All the winter weather raises questions about who is responsible for keeping sidewalks clear so that walkers stay safe.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 06:02am EST

Tags: dick uliano, sidewalk clearing, winter weather, icy sidewalks, sidewalk

Would you get the flu for $3K?

Some people get flu shots to avoid the flu, but some people are getting paid to catch the flu.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 12:23pm EST

Tags: dick uliano, flu, deborah kotz, influenza

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D.C. execs look to bring the 2024 Olympics home

The opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics are just 6 days away, but some people around here are thinking ahead to 2024.

Sunday - 02/02/2014, 07:46am EST

Tags: dick uliano, U.S. Olympic Committee, summer games, Washington Business Journal, Greg Otto

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Man in camouflage threatens luggage store workers

A Rockville man was being held for emergency evaluation after he threatened to kill workers at a luggage store inside Westfield Montgomery Mall, according to police.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:47pm EST

Tags: Westfield Montgomery Mall, Maryland State Police, threats, dick uliano

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Study: Flu medications could spread sickness

Could cold and flu drugs help spread the flu? Some researchers think so.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 09:13am EST

Tags: dick uliano, medicine, flu, McMaster University

Schools begin planning those snow makeup days

With area schools taking as many as five snow days so far this winter, school boards are already plotting when students will make up those lost days.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 09:22pm EST

Tags: snow, weather, snow makeup days, dick uliano

U.S. credit cards to include European microchip technology

Slowly but surely, banks, retailers and credit card companies are moving to next-generation credit cards. But will the new technology provide greater security?

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 05:39am EST

Tags: dick uliano, credit cards, debit cards, visa, mastercard, EMV

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