| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he's considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the federal debt limit, according to three people...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Update: Reuters is reporting that even Bank of America is scaling back on its $5 debit card fee by giving customers more ways to avoid the charge.
Bank of America, which caused an uproar last month when it announced it would introduce a $5 monthly...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:43 PM
The thousands of people who showed up for the Towson-area's annual Fourth of July fireworks this year didn't realize they might have been witnessing the end of a 40-year tradition.
A January deadline is looming to determine if the fireworks will...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Seven months after First Mariner Bancorp struck a cash-infusion deal that Chairman Edwin F. Hale Sr. characterized as a "significant milestone" in the struggling Baltimore company's efforts to raise its capital levels, a second deadline has come and gone,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Fans of the Ivy Bookshop in North Baltimore got some good news today, with the announcement that new owners have been found. Ann and Ed Berlin will take ownership in January, according to an email from store owner Darielle Linehan.
She said the "Berlins...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Wall Street is its own worst enemy. It should have welcomed new financial regulation as a means of restoring public trust. Instead, it's busily shredding new regulations and making the public more distrustful than ever.
The Street's biggest lobbying...
| Dec 27, 2011
Don't call the Ivy Bookshop's new owners New Yorkers.
Sure, Ed Berlin and his wife Ann have lived in the orbit of Manhattan for more than three decades, working in corporate careers. But they insist they love Baltimore — Ed was raised in Forest...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Baltimore money manager Legg Mason Inc. said Thursday that profits in the three months ending in June rose 25 percent compared with a year earlier, to $60 million.
That 40-cent profit per share beat Wall Street analysts' expectations by two cents a...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:53 PM
A federal judge finalized on Thursday a landmark settlement that will bring nearly $1 billion in aid to Maryland homeowners who were victims of deceptive and illegal foreclosure practices.
The settlement, for $25 billion in total, was first reached in...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Maryland's attorney general said Friday that the nearly $60 million from the national mortgage settlement that the state controls would be used to help people "victimized by the egregious conduct of the banks," in contrast with some states that intend...