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  • In volatile market, some see bargains, others, pitfalls

    As the Dow took another 400-point tumble Thursday, Baltimore money manager David Stepherson found himself talking one client out of selling everything. "I advised him that it would not be a good idea because our view of things is that this is going to be...
  • South Korean trade deal: A small step toward fixing the economy

    South Korean trade deal: A small step toward fixing the economy
    President Barack Obama's jobs bill, a relatively modest effort given the risks the economy faces and the toll that extended joblessness has taken on American workers, is bogged down in a divided Congress and is about to get more so. Senate leaders are...
  • Bring overseas dollars home

    Bring overseas dollars home
    It is time to bring the dollars home. One of the most discussed aspects of economic life in America is the amount of capital on U.S. corporate balance sheets. But according to research by Moody's, as much as half of U.S. companies' $1.24 trillion in cash...
  • Romney isn't the nominee, but he's sure acting like it

    Romney isn't the nominee, but he's sure acting like it
    During the Republican presidential candidates' debate at Dartmouth College the other night, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was asked his choice for chairman of the Federal Reserve. Grinning, he replied: "I haven't chosen that person. I haven't even...
  • The Federal Reserve, a nice racket to be in

    I heard the chairman of the Federal Reserve say he's fighting deflation because it would be bad for the government. It would cause less money to be collected in taxes. He was suggesting inflation would be better for the government even though it will hurt...
  • The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)

    The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)
    Rejected first draft of Donald Trump's final announcement about his political intentions in 2012. First, let me say how proud I am of myself for heckling Barack Obama until he produced the "long form" of his birth certificate, something no white...
  • GMAC dropping 250 Maryland foreclosure cases

    GMAC Mortgage said Tuesday it is dropping about 250 Maryland foreclosure cases that were apparently "robo-signed," giving homeowners a second chance to save their properties — and raising the possibility that other lenders might follow suit. The...
  • Obama's jobs dilemma

    Obama's jobs dilemma
    President Barack Obama plans to issue a series of proposals next week to address what public opinion polls say is far and away the biggest issue on the minds of Americans: how to create jobs and spur economic growth. But the reaction to his nomination...
  • The Interview: James E. Rohr

    The Interview: James E. Rohr
    Just five years ago, PNC Bank had virtually no presence in Baltimore. Today, it is Maryland's third-largest financial institution by deposits, after Bank of America and M&T Bank. PNC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James E. Rohr has led the growth...
  • Problems rampant in mortgage servicing, advocates and regulators say

    Problems rampant in mortgage servicing, advocates and regulators say
    Anca Safta never missed a payment on her loan to expand her Lutherville home. But that didn't stop Safta's mortgage servicer from citing her this year for failing to pay, reporting her to credit agencies and threatening to foreclose. "It was just a...
  • If Washington messes up minting dollar coins, what about running health care?

    After reading the story about the Federal Reserve banks' vaults overflowing with useless dollar coins minted because of a congressional mandate ("Dollar coins piling up at Baltimore reserve bank," Sept. 6) I cannot believe we are going to turn over...
  • Our lack of choice at the pump props up the Saudis

    At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so? In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...