| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Publishing a commentary about Bitcoin by an institutional economics professor is as responsible as letting a village witch doctor give lectures on the merits of proton radiation therapy to treat cancer ("The Bitcoin myth," March 3). Peter Morici is not...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Bitcoin believers were shaken to their digital souls when Mt. Gox, the world's largest exchange, defaulted on $470 million worth of deposits and closed.
The virtual currency was supposed to provide a safer, more private and less costly alternative to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation.
Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:53 PM
After losing her job as a teacher, Guernica Williams tried for months to get her bank to modify the mortgages on her Windsor Mills home. When her unemployment insurance ended in 2012 and she defaulted, she kept trying, leaving voice mails for a changing...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot didn't have the same childhood dreams as a lot of her counterparts growing up.
Rather than aspiring to be a police officer, prima ballerina or athlete, Walker-Lightfoot always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. The profession,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:05 PM
By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The economy is likely to continue dragging in a slow recovery this year, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told a Maryland bankers group Friday.
The economy will grow an estimated 2 percent to 2.25 percent, about the same as since the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:16 AM
The stock market's banner year brought good news to Baltimore money management firms, with leaders pointing to a rising tide that buoyed their funds and their companies' prospects.
Market indices soared in 2013, with the S&P 500 up almost 30 percent,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Clint Eastwood fans recall the popular shoot 'em up Western entitled "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." The moniker fits an Obama-led Washington, circa 2014. Don't believe me? Check it out:
Despite aggressive overselling of an economic...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Home prices in the Baltimore metro region continued a slow and steady climb in November, while sales grew sluggish, a seasonal trend exacerbated by economic uncertainty.
Home prices rose just over 4 percent in November compared with the same time last...