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  • Legg Mason's new CEO draws lessons from hockey

    Legg Mason's new CEO draws lessons from hockey
    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...
  • Term up for Social Security Administration's commissioner

    Term up for Social Security Administration's commissioner
    President Barack Obama is expected to soon nominate a new head of the Social Security Administration, replacing an incumbent appointed by his predecessor, George W. Bush, but the White House is mum on who should take the helm at the agency, which faces...
  • What did we learn from Iraq?

    What did we learn from Iraq?
    Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
  • Thank you, AIG?

    Thank you, AIG?
    Periodically, one comes across a jaw-dropping example of lawsuit abuse. The Good Samaritan gets sued for preventing a suicide, the robber takes the store clerk to court for fighting back, the B-list starlet sues because nobody watched her sex tape...
  • Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February
    Maryland employers punched the accelerator on job creation in February, adding 10,500 positions and bringing the state much closer to recovering its recessionary losses five years after they began. The job growth estimates released Friday by the U.S....
  • Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland

    Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland
    When criminal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice found that giant bank HSBC — whose American operation is chartered in Maryland — had violated money-laundering laws covering $200 trillion in transactions, and with customers...
  • Michael Phelps nominated for face of trillion-dollar coin

    Michael Phelps nominated for face of trillion-dollar coin
    Fiscal cliff is so last year. In 2013, it's all about the trillion-dollar coin. And there's at least one news outlet campaigning for the dream coin to feature Michael Phelps. If you haven't been paying attention, the idea of a trillion dollar coin --...
  • Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule

    Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule
    Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is expected to announce the issuance of a pioneering federal rule Thursday that is intended to help prevent a repeat of the risky mortgage lending that led to the recent housing...
  • Time to break up the biggest Wall Street banks

    Time to break up the biggest Wall Street banks
    TARP, the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008, is finally over. The Treasury Department recently announced it will soon be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors....
  • College Lines

    VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY: Villanova University named the following students to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester: Ava Calvano, from Forest Hill, pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Engineering; Chelsea Chu, from Forest Hill, studying...
  • Investment outlook for 2013 clouded by uncertainty

    Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year. But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
  • Low interest rates have hurt retirees

    Low interest rates have hurt retirees
    A lifelong Democrat, I now find myself taking issue with the Obama administration in general and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in particular as it pertains to current Fed policy. What seemed to have been a good idea at the onset, to keep...