| 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 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Clint Eastwood fans recall the popular shoot 'em up Western entitled "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." The moniker fits an Obama-led Washington, circa 2014. Don't believe me? Check it out:
Despite aggressive overselling of an economic...
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:53 PM
After losing her job as a teacher, Guernica Williams tried for months to get her bank to modify the mortgages on her Windsor Mills home. When her unemployment insurance ended in 2012 and she defaulted, she kept trying, leaving voice mails for a changing...
| 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,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:30 AM
State Sen. Jim Rosapepe castigates tea party Republicans for the recent shutdown, referring to them as "illiterate political extremists" and "power hungry opportunists" ("We have a deal, but the damage is already done," Oct. 17).
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Political parties delight when there are rifts within their opponent's ranks. As a member of the tea party, I've been verbally attacked by everyone from President Barack Obama to the friends with whom I work. The Democrats rolled out an enormous...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In all levels of all programs and institutions, public or private, big or small, government or corporate, there is some degree of fraud or mismanagement ("Food stamp fraud is real and must be stopped," Nov. 6). There is no way to have a program like the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:40 AM
After "60 Minutes" ran a devastating piece on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey O. Graham pledged to block President Barack Obama's nominees for Federal Reserve chairman and for the next secretary of...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Baltimore County's Fairmount Bancorp Inc. said Monday its bank, Fairmount Bank, is now a state-chartered commercial bank, after converting from a federally chartered savings bank last week.
"We believe the Maryland commercial bank charter will be a...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:31 PM
A developer plans to convert the historic Equitable Building into 180 residential apartments, the latest Baltimore development designed to capitalize on trends that predict increased urban living.
JK Equities, a real estate company with offices in New...