The Commerce Department says wholesale inventories slipped 0.1 percent following a 0.2 percent rise in September. Baltimore County gives flexible zoning to Sparrows Point project The Baltimore County Council extended zoning flexibility on Monday to the site of a former steel mill in Sparrows Point in hopes of speeding up redevelopment there. Teen’s Serious Relationship Draws Fire From Boy’s Mom DEAR abbey: I’m 13 and in what I think is a serious relationship with “Jose.” The announcement came as a shock to adoring fans of the fast food company – especially those living in the Pacific Northwest – but it was actually… State Department. Last month, Chipotle closed 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon after health authorities linked an E. coli outbreak to six restaurants in the area. Was the information on this page helpful? Port of Baltimore announces new 30-year contract with top shipper of altos The port of Baltimore’s top customer for auto mobiles and other wheeled cargo such as farm and construction equipment has committed to another three decades at the port, Gov. Maryland Insurance Administration takes action against Everest Wealth Management The Maryland Insurance Administration ordered Everest Wealth Management Inc. and its owner to pay a $62,400 fine this week. Christmas Shows Are TV’s December Comfort Food A look at the specials and concerts on television proves that traditional holiday programming might be more popular than ever. Commodity giant Glencore says it cuts debt ahead of schedule Grappling with a severe slump in metals prices, commodities group Glencore said Wednesday that its three-month-old plan to cut its towering debt is ahead of schedule thanks to asset sales, production cuts, cost reductions and other tactics to improve its burdened balance sheet. Recent satellite images of the country show large hazy clouds covering portions of north-eastern China that… Islamabad A — The father of a woman who helped carry out the California mass shooting said Wednesday that he condemns and regrets his daughter’s action and the deaths of 14 people. The McCabe is at Union Station, the main… For Immigrants, America Is Still More Welcoming Than Europe While its policies are often hostile, the United States is more successful than Europe at integrating immigrants into the national fabric. State says P-TECH program would put high school students on job path Maryland will launch a local version of a national program for students blending high school curriculum, college courses and work experience in four high schools in the state, including two in Baltimore.