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  • Seniors grow old under debt

    Seniors grow old under debt
    Norman Harvel is growing old under a mountain of debt. At 60, Harvel faces medical and credit card bills topping $80,000. Yet Harvel is unable to work, having been injured at a job site more a decade ago. The former building maintenance worker now...
  • The wrong fix for Medicare

    The wrong fix for Medicare
    Medicare is in desperate need of reform. Program costs are spiraling out of control and threatening to bankrupt the country. Here in Maryland, on average, each Medicare enrollee costs about $11,400 per year — that's a thousand dollars higher than...
  • The danger of inflation is real

    We have been hearing claims by our federal government that there is low to no inflation in this economy. The Federal Reserve continues an "easy money" policy, cranking up the printing presses at the U.S. Mint when the government needs more money to...
  • 'Occupy' finds the right cause, wrong villain

    I am glad that Occupy Baltimore is focusing on the foreclosure problem ("Occupy turns to housing," June 13), but blaming "those who amassed fortunes by speculating on collateralized mortgage payments" is off the mark. There is plenty of blame to go...
  • With Libor suit, Baltimore reinforces role as banking watchdog

    With Libor suit, Baltimore reinforces role as banking watchdog
    Two huge civil cases led by Baltimore — one that ended last week as the other gained momentum — spotlight City Hall's emerging role as an aggressive watchdog against the misdeeds of multinational banks. On Thursday, Wells Fargo settled a...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why the economy can't get out of first gear

    Robert B. Reich: Why the economy can't get out of first gear
    Rarely in history has the cause of a major economic problem been so clear, yet have so few been willing to see it. The major reason this recovery has been so anemic is not Europe's debt crisis. It's not, as right-wing economists tell us, because taxes...
  • Keeping Congress clean

    Keeping Congress clean
    In September 2008, the U.S. financial system was teetering on collapse and the stock market was shaky. But Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus saw opportunity in the crisis. According to an investigation by the CBS news program "60 Minutes," Mr. Bachus...
  • The Interview: Anita Newcomb, banking consultant

    The Interview: Anita Newcomb, banking consultant
    In coming years your community bank may be merging with a rival, closing branches and redesigning the interiors of branches that remain, says Columbia-based banking consultant Anita G. Newcomb. With nearly three decades of experience running banks,...
  • Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland

    Europe's problems hit home for some in Maryland
    Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same. Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
  • Offices partying for holidays, but not like it's 2007

    Offices partying for holidays, but not like it's 2007
    Some workplaces hope to shake off the economic doldrums this year with holiday affairs for their employees. But few are going to party like it's 2007. IMRE, a Baltimore advertising and marketing firm, struck a balance between the extravagant pre-...
  • Is a new credit card regulation hurting stay-at-home spouses?

    An aim of the landmark credit card reform act of 2009 was to protect consumers from getting too deep into debt. One regulation that took effect in October requires that credit card issuers weigh a consumer's "independent ability to pay" — not...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, movies, music and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, movies, music and more
    Just because it's the holiday weekend doesn't mean there isn't stuff to do. MOVIES OPENING (subject to change) Tuesday The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Wednesday The Adventures of Tintin Friday The Artist We Bought a Zoo Sunday The Darkest Hour War...