for many years North Korea has been the largest single customer for Hennessy cognac. Jonathan Manthorpe: Will Beijing impose a cognac drought on North Korea?
More than 40 percent of 25-year-olds owe student loans, with an average balance of $25,000, CNBC reported. Student loan debt pushes down home prices - Baltimore Business Journal
With a new [financial] crisis every 60 to 90 days, our sense of urgency has waned and our confidence in our leaders has been severely diminished. The Sequester, and the Consequence of Crying Wolf - Forbes
Since when did the Catholic church agonize over its inability to respond to change? Not responding to change is what the church does best. Satire: The real reason the Pope is quitting - a disposable penis? - The Globe and Mail
In all the best neighborhoods in the world, there’s a shortage of parking, said Donald Shoup, a professor of urban planning at the University of California, In Canton, parking woes part of growing pains - Baltimore Sun
there are nearly 600 derelict vacant houses [in Baltimore] that were slated for demolition years ago. Book on Hopkins redevelopment by a leader of the opposition | Baltimore Brew
The average family of four paid $520.69 to watch a Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium last year, according to Chicago-based Team Marketing Report. Ravens to raise ticket prices in 2013 - Baltimore Business Journal