Ports and rail

Mile 25: Penn Station

The marathon's new finish for 2017 takes the race down Maryland Avenue. After crossing a bridge over the train tracks, runners peering to their left across the JFX will glimpse Penn Station. Over a century old, it's one of Amtrak's 10 busiest stations.

  • Two directors resign from Legg Mason board, after selling millions of shares

    Two directors resign from Legg Mason board, after selling millions of shares

    Two top executives of Shanda Group — which was previously Legg Mason’s largest shareholder — have resigned from the Baltimore money manager's board of directors, months after selling about half of their shares in the company. Tianqiao Chen, CEO of the Singapore-based investment firm, and Robert...

  • Hunt Valley accounting firm Arthur Bell merges with Cohen & Co.

    Hunt Valley accounting firm Arthur Bell merges with Cohen & Co.

    The Hunt Valley-based accounting firm Arthur Bell has merged with Cleveland-based Cohen & Co. to create one of the nation’s top auditors of mutual funds, exchange traded funds and hedge funds, the companies announced. Arthur Bell will be folded into Cohen’s investment industry services division,...

  • Edtech startup Workbench raises $1.7 million

    Edtech startup Workbench raises $1.7 million

    Workbench, a Baltimore education technology startup, has raised $1.7 million to expand sales and marketing outreach for its hands-on learning tools. The investment is part of a $2 million funding round led by Brown Advisory that the company expects to close soon. The new money will bring Workbench’s...

  • Report: Baltimore needs more robust financing system for small businesses

    Report: Baltimore needs more robust financing system for small businesses

    Baltimore needs a more robust financing system to help small businesses grow and to attract new companies. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative, which evaluated access to venture capital funding and loans for startup companies and...

  • Judge upholds penalties against Towson 'Money Guys' firm

    Judge upholds penalties against Towson 'Money Guys' firm

    A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has upheld penalties the state attorney general’s office levied against the Towson firm behind the “Money Guys” commercials for fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of their investment strategy. In March, the securities division of Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s...

How to buy investment property

There are a lot of pluses to owning rental real estate: diversifying from the usual investments of stocks and bonds; offering an alternative stream of income; and creating a potentially scalable business. But there are challenges, too — it requires capital, a time commitment and dealing with tenants....

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