| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Students in the Academy of Finance at Howard County's Applications and Research Laboratory now have the entire financial world before them.
The academy unveiled a new data center at the Ellicott City school Friday — one that includes a New York...
| Mar 30, 2014
Tammy Woodard lost pay and paid time off last year to federal budget tightening, which meant she had to tighten her family's budget — and continues to do so now in fear of future cuts.
For the Aberdeen Proving Ground employee, it is a personal hit....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:23 PM
NBRS Financial Bank, an independent community bank serving Cecil and Harford counties, has been given 60 days to sell itself or combine with another bank and increase equity by selling shares, federal regulators said.
The bank was found to have been...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Operations at NBRS Financial Bank have been fairly normal since April 7 when the Federal Reserve Board of Governors issued an Prompt Corrective Action Directive to the community bank serving Harford and Cecil counties, NBRS President Hugh J. Garchinsky...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Even Wal-Mart is too expensive for recession battered America.
Everyday low prices are no longer enough — middle-class consumers are fleeing to dollar stores to stretch shrinking paychecks. Yet, Democratic politicians and economists who...
| 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...
| 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 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...