| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
We average people vote but we don't get much respect from our government these days nor from some of our representatives. The government gives our taxpayer money and tax breaks to big companies and corporations that don't pay taxes and often don't pay...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:39 PM
At the recent Governor's Housing Conference in Baltimore, the blue logo of a house with rays of light emanating from behind the roof was ubiquitous.
It's the emblem of one of the conference's main sponsors, Enterprise, and to the roughly 800 people in...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:30 AM
If Robert Reich is looking for "baloney" in the debate over minimum wage hikes, he should start with his recent commentary in The Sun ("The minimum wage and the meaning of a decent society," Feb. 20).
Contrary to Mr. Reich's claim, the academic and...
| Feb 17, 2013
Raymond "Chip" Mason first met Joseph A. Sullivan over dinner at a Chicago restaurant, where the founder of Legg Mason Inc. interviewed the young bond trading manager for a job with the Baltimore company.
A lot of the conversation, Mason recalled, was...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Maryland for years benefited from its close proximity to the nation's capital, but the mandatory federal spending cuts called sequestration will be a drag on the state's economy for the next couple of years, said the president of the Federal Reserve...
| May 9, 2013
At an investment conference last week, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson created a huge mess for himself. He glibly speculated that maybe because economist John Maynard Keynes was a childless, "effete" homosexual, he embraced a doctrine that favored...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Baltimore-area home sales rose 15 percent in April compared with a year earlier, and newly pending deals soared as buyers kicked the spring housing market into higher gear, according to data released Friday.
Prices remained largely unchanged at $238,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:28 AM
The purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to float a $250 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). Words make it difficult to accurately express my opposition.
I believe that it...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:38 AM
The League of Women Voters and the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library have scheduled several discussions, starting Thursday, on referendums that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
A panel will delve into Perspectives on the Dream Act,...
| Oct 11, 2012
"Now Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place." --...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Federal Reserve Board announced Thursday that it terminated an enforcement action against Baltimore-based Harbor Bankshares Corp.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond issued the action in July 2010, reaching an agreement with the holding company...