| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:50 PM
Just when it seemed that Lindsay Lohan (yes!) was entering a political debate (yes!) about the nation's economic policies (yes!) it turns out Lohan's new-found political views were just a paid advertisement (lowest of lows).
For those of you not...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Yes, Rick Perry might seem a little, well, out there with some of his public statements. But the Texas governor has something that our current commanded-in-chief lacks: Overt machismo.
And this cannot be underestimated. Macho men have a long history...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:26 AM
Bank of America’s plan to charge customers $5 a month to use a debit card has been blamed on new regulations that reduces its fee income.
Starting Saturday, big banks will collect less money — so-called swipe fees — from merchants to...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:54 PM
Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days.
The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore County Savings Bank has converted from a federally chartered savings institution to a state-chartered commercial bank, it announced Friday.
Joseph J. Bouffard, the president and chief executive officer of the bank and parent BCSB Bancorp,...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Four years into the financial crisis, foreclosure numbers remain daunting, with nearly 80,000 U.S. households receiving default notices for the first time in August.
But help might be at hand, now that the Obama administration is requiring mortgage...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Federal banking regulators have ordered an Eastern Shore bank to take measures to establish adequate capital levels, which could include finding a buyer, merging with another institution or selling shares, among other options.
The Bank of the Eastern...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:15 PM
The silver lining in all this economic upheaval lately: low interest rates on consumer borrowing.
Mortgage rates are at or near record lows, causing a jump in refinancing. Credit cards rates remain largely flat. And new car loans have been inching...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:37 PM
St. John's United Methodist Church, a centuries-old church on St. Paul Street, looked the way it does during its occasional rock concerts. Hundreds of people — some older than 40, some in their 20s — gathered there Sunday not for the music, or...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:27 PM
In a dimly lit underground vault a block from Camden Yards, the Federal Reserve is holding millions of dollars in cash that nobody wants.
The money — stored in cloth and plastic sacks piled high on metal shelving units — is in the unloved...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 9:23 AM
I doubt this modest request will be heard over the fevered roar for the scalp of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that the media has been sounding since he announced his candidacy for president. There is almost a palpable bloodlust to bring this guy down -- and it...