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  • A push for extended unemployment benefits

    A push for extended unemployment benefits
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger wants jobless Marylanders whose unemployment checks have run out to send him their stories and photos as he and other Democrats push for a House vote on extended benefits. "Over the past four months, I've heard from...
  • Howard Bancorp to purchase NBRS branch in Harford

    Howard Bancorp to purchase NBRS branch in Harford
    The parent company of Howard Bank in Ellicott City says it has agreed to purchase an NBRS Financial Bank branch in Havre de Grace. The Ellicott City-based Howard Bancorp did not disclose the terms of the deal but said it expects to take over $21 million...
  • Food stamp users aren't villains

     Food stamp users aren't villains
    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...
  • Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms

    Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms
    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,...
  • Federal Reserve official sees continued slow recovery

    Federal Reserve official sees continued slow recovery
    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...
  • Senate obstructionists run wild [Editorial]

    Senate obstructionists run wild  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Another economic crisis brewing [Commentary]

    Another economic crisis brewing [Commentary]
    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...
  • Fairmount Bancorp switches to state charter

    Fairmount Bancorp switches to state charter
    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...
  • New owner plans apartments for Equitable building

    New owner plans apartments for Equitable building
    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...
  • House GOP is ignoring economy, too [Letter]

    House GOP is ignoring economy, too [Letter]
    Peter Morici's blames President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve for failure to avert a "brewing economic crisis" without even mentioning the Republican House's refusal to even consider the jobs bills and any proposals that would spur economic...
  • Morici's economic silly-talk [Letter]

    Morici's economic silly-talk [Letter]
    Peter Morici may be an effective "pitch man" for office equipment company Kyocera in their TV commercials, but as a world-respected economist? Not so much. Mr. Morici is the type of economist who has accurately predicted nine of the last two recessions....
  • Raymond J. Peroutka, businessman

    Raymond J. Peroutka, businessman
    Raymond Joseph Peroutka Sr., who founded a janitorial supply business, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Nov. 17 of complications after heart surgery. A resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville, he was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on South Glover...