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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the year.

BALTIMORE — Motherhood is a contact sport — which explains why, on a perfect fall morning, Katy Cameron stood in a park and did rep after rep of bicep curls. Providing the resistance that ever…

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 24, the 329th day of 2020. There are 37 days left in the year.

If there was ever a year to treat yourself, I think we can all agree it's 2020. The phrase "treat yo' self" was popularized by "Parks and Recreation," originating from beloved characters Donna…

Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2020. There are 40 days left in the year.

Keeping in touch is more important than ever, but when it comes to navigating a smart phone as a child or as an adult with visual or hearing impairments, it’s not always so easy to make that call. Fortunately, this 4G large screen phone from Jethro is streamlined and simple so you’ll always be able to get in touch of those you care about.

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Moving during the holidays can be a headache with all the seasonal activities and obligations – not to mention unpleasant weather in many locations. However, there are plenty of positives to buying a home during the holidays that may make the headaches of moving worth the effort, including the seven listed below.

1. Less Competition – The same issues that make holiday moving a hassle tend to keep people from shopping for homes at that time. While there may be fewer homes available, there are also fewer homebuyers – and that should equal less competition for any home that fits your needs.

2. Motivated Sellers – Home sellers don't enjoy moving over the holidays any more than homebuyers do. It's likely that people who are selling their homes over the holidays are highly motivated to do so. Perhaps they must relocate for a new job, or their home has been on the market for a long time and they need the money from a sale before the yea...

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The coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 has spread fast and caused global panic. Even the financial markets have suffered, causing the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve to decrease its rate by half a percentage point in an emergency move. This sets the Fed's target interest range for federal funds at 1-1.25 percent.

The unanimous decision to drop rates, announced Tuesday, was made during an urgent session less than two weeks before the FOMC's next scheduled meeting. The last time the Fed made such an emergency change was more than a decade ago, during the 2008 housing crisis. Indeed, investors recently had their worst week on the market since the Great Recession. Fears of an imminent coronavirus pandemic caused major stock indices to tumble over ten percent.

According to a statement released by the FOMC, "The coronavirus poses evolving risks to economic activity." Mortgage rates have already declined since the o...

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Have you ever wondered what an interior designer’s home looks like? Local designer, and this month’s cover girl, Diedra May, let us inside her spectacular space. While she changes her décor often, this particular day she had every room, inside and out, donned with late summer designs.

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