| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:07 PM
At first glance, Orioles reliever Darren O’Day is just another fortunate jock who played top-shelf college baseball, married the beautiful blond, cruised to the majors and is now a millionaire.
Get to know O’Day, though, and the...
| May 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In 1998, when President Bill Clinton signed the bipartisan Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibited state and local taxation of Internet access and Internet-only services, the purpose was to promote the commercial potential of the Internet, especially...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore's Legg Mason Opportunity Trust, co-managed by well-known stock-picker Bill Miller, is the top-ranked U.S. diversified stock fund for the third consecutive quarter, according to a Wall Street Journal ranking.
Miller and his co-manager, Samantha...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans.
Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:06 AM
There's a drawer in my house that's full of things my wife and I just can't bring ourselves to part with. It's not so much that they're valuable or useful. They're actually neither.
And it's not like they're suddenly going to be in demand in the...
| Aug 10, 2013
During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog.
"I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...
| Aug 28, 2013
While letter writer Marie Mullen may be warranted in the conclusion that The Sun favors the Democratic Party and a liberal view in its editorials and columnists, certainly the paper is not unique in this respect ("More balance in The Sun, please!" Aug....
| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:42 PM
I had a brief encounter today with one of those braying jackasses who say that linguists are laissez-faire types who think that anything goes and no usage is ever wrong. You've encountered the type.
As evidence to the contrary I cite post at...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co.
After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
We read about famous people like French film star Gerard Depardieu, who moved to Belgium to avoid a 75 percent income tax on millionaires proposed by France's Socialist government (a measure rejected last week by a French council, though French leadership...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop.
The announcement was an occasion for wags to litter the Internet with jokes about the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:53 AM
What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...