| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:29 PM
When Bank of America credit officer Dan Petrik and his team sat down in early 2007 to analyze Sam Zell's plan to take control of Tribune Co., their numbers showed that the complex deal failed to meet five of the bank's 10 lending guidelines.
| Mar 2, 2013
The only residents of the Westport waterfront last week were a gaggle of geese that commandeered a large puddle amid the brush and broken asphalt. The only structure was a battered chain-link fence, capturing wind-blown litter along the perimeter.
| Jan 16, 2013
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....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:49 AM
Somewhere in the third year of Tribune Co.'s marathon Chapter 11 proceeding, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey looked out at a Delaware courtroom packed with high-priced attorneys and conceded the case had broken down into what he called a...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:15 PM
About 900 McCormick & Co. investors packed into a Hunt Valley ballroom Wednesday to hear about the company's performance, applaud its stock price gains and see how it is marketing its spices, recipe mixes and other goods worldwide.
But mostly, they...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Delmar Bancorp has no regrets about taking a $9 million investment from the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program, even though some banks have rushed for the exit.
"We did it as an abundance of caution," said Ed Thomas, president of the parent of Bank of...
| Dec 22, 2012
For the last dozen years, Vince Talbert has focused on one thing: Bill Me Later.
The 45-year-old Baltimore native co-founded the online payment company with three partners in 2000. The company helps Internet shoppers buy stuff online without a credit...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Rick Santorum's assertion that President Barack Obama's agenda is not about the quality of life or jobs but "some phony ideal. Some phony theology" may not be an appropriate characterization of his religious views. However, it is an accurate description...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:34 PM
As the federal government and 49 states signed a landmark mortgage relief settlement Thursday, housing advocates and others pointed to shortcomings and raised questions about how the $25 billion plan would be able to provide relief to nearly 2 million...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The number of Maryland homeowners behind on their mortgage payments but not yet in foreclosure inched downward in 2011, numbers released Thursday showed.
It was the second consecutive year of improvement, but it wasn't enough to bring the state back to...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Con artists move quickly.
Just a couple of weeks after Maryland joined a multi-state mortgage settlement, state regulators are warning about scam artists trying to trick Marylanders into thinking they are entitled to that money. These schemers call or...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Michael Fitz-Patrick was on the 61st floor of Two World Trade Center, training to be a broker. A new father at 28, he was switching careers with a goal of spending more time at home.
Daniel McNeal, 29, was also in the south tower that sunny Tuesday...