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  • '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...
  • Joining the affordable-housing movement

    Joining the affordable-housing movement
    Mike Posko was building a house with Habitat for Humanity International — in Nepal — when the Baltimore-area affiliate emailed him late last year to ask him to come in for an interview. He got the job. Posko, who took over as Habitat for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cummings gives two reasons to root for his defeat

    Rep. Elijah Cummings did two things last week that merit his defeat in November. He continues to be the lead defender of Attorney GeneralEric Holder'sdeliberate arming of Mexican drug cartels, which led to the murder of hundreds of Mexicans and one U.S....
  • Regal Bancorp reaches agreement with Federal Reserve

    Regal Bancorp Inc. of Owings Mills has reached an agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the regulator announced Tuesday. The holding company for Regal Bank & Trust agreed not to declare or pay any dividends or incur more debt without the...
  • Letter: Two excellent reasons for voting against U.S. Rep. Cummings

    Congressman Elijah Cummings did two things recently that merit his defeat in November. He continues to be the lead defender of Attorney GeneralEric Holder'sdeliberate arming of Mexican drug cartels, which has led to the murder of hundreds of Mexicans...
  • 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,...
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake names new CEO

    Affordable-housing provider Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake said its new chief executive — who brings a construction and finance background — will come on board this month. Mike Posko, a principal with real estate consulting firm Cross...
  • 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...