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How much we spend on back-to-school shopping [Pictures]

How much we spend on back-to-school shopping [Pictures]

Back-to-school spending is on the rise, according to new data from the National Retail Federation. See how spending behaviors break down for K-12 and college students in a variety of categories.

Maryland tax-free shopping week planned

Consumers will be spared Maryland's 6 percent sales tax on some apparel and footwear during the state's annual tax-free week starting Aug. 10.

RedOwl reports $4.6 million in new financing

Baltimore data analysis firm RedOwl Analytics announced Tuesday it has raised $4.6 million in new capital from investors, including several San Francisco-...

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Target's free credit monitoring: How do you know it's legit?

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T. Rowe Price to remain in downtown Baltimore through 2027

T. Rowe Price, an anchor institution in downtown Baltimore for decades, said Thursday that it plans to remain in its Pratt Street...

Year-end tax planning important for upper income households

A year ago, it was difficult for taxpayers to do last-minute tax planning because of uncertainty surrounding expiring tax breaks from the...

T. Rowe Price invests in Redfin

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T. Rowe Price rides Twitter IPO to huge gain

The New York Stock Exchange debut of Twitter offered a huge boost to five funds managed by Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price.

T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter

T. Rowe Price reported a $270.3 million profit in the third quarter Thursday, up 9.3 percent from the previous year, although the Baltimore-...

SEC suspends trading of MuniMae over late, missing filings

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading of the shares of Municipal Mortgage & Equity LLC, a Baltimore firm known...

From intern to T. Rowe Price portfolio manager

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Legg Mason Inc. to incur about $20 million in costs over six months

Baltimore-based money manager Legg Mason Inc. will incur charges of $10 million in each of the last two quarters of this year for paying...

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ECB speculation weighs on euro, yields; stocks buoyant

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year...

U.S. loses bid to dismiss ex-AIG CEO's $25 billion lawsuit over bailout

(Reuters) - A federal judge has rejected the United States' bid to dismiss a more than $25 billion...

Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to...

TiVo beats estimates on strong subscriber growth

(Reuters) - Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and...

CFTC fines Merrill Lynch $1.2 million for client fee errors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. futures regulator said on Tuesday it had fined a unit of Bank of...

S&P 500 scores first close above 2,000; data helps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday to lift the S&P 500 just a hair above the...

Schwab loses $15 million arbitration case against Morgan Stanley

(Reuters) - Charles Schwab Corp. has lost a $15 million arbitration case against Morgan Stanley,...

RadioShack shareholder negotiating rescue package: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - RadioShack Corp's second-largest shareholder, Standard General LP, is negotiating a...

Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group...

Ann Taylor parent taps JPMorgan to weigh potential sale: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ann Inc has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore strategic alternatives,...

Banks to meet with Treasury Department on cyber threats: sources

A group of Wall Street banks plan to meet the U.S. Treasury Department and other government...

Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons for $11.5 billion

TORONTO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and...

Buffett to help finance Burger King's acquisition of Tim Hortons: WSJ

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King...

Digital Ally shares surge on interest in wearable cameras

Shares of Digital Ally Inc, a company that produces wearable cameras, rose as much as 80 percent...

U.S. confident its $5 billion S&P lawsuit was not retaliation

(Reuters) - The United States, which is suing Standard & Poor's for $5 billion over its credit...

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Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery 

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