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  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates

    The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates
    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...
  • From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries

    From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries
    Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation. Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
  • The Bernanke legacy [Editorial]

    The Bernanke legacy  [Editorial]
    Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare and the tea party

     Obamacare and the tea party
    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...
  • 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....
  • America needs more tea party 'extremists'

     America needs more tea party 'extremists'
    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). Although attempting...
  • Memories of the financial crisis, five years later

    Memories of the financial crisis, five years later
    The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit. The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
  • Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal

    Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal
    The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any...