| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If I have a 20-dollar bill in my pocket, I can buy drugs or donate it to charity.
How is Bitcoin any different? ("Bitcoin and international crime," Nov. 26.)
Oh, wait. I know. The people who daily debase your currency (the Federal Reserve) send out...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...