| May 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire?
But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Would you support a tax reform measure that could help reduce the federal deficit, remove a needless distortion in the economy and make the system fairer?
Me too, which is why I'm taking aim at a sacred cow: the home interest mortgage deduction.
| May 22, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Marylanders received more than $1.3 billion in relief from the National Mortgage Settlement during a 12-month period, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Tuesday.
That assistance went to nearly 17,000 mortgage borrowers between March 1, 2012...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Lanny Gans had not heard, until she went to the Roland Park post office Wednesday, that the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service plans to end Saturday service in August, in an effort to save $2 billion a year..
"I hate to see anything like that...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Many business owners interviewed along Bel Air's Main Street this week said they had no problem with the U.S. Postal Service's plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery to homes and businesses, some going so far to say the move makes sense for the postal...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Harford County officials are preparing to sell $116.9 in bonds on Feb. 19.
The bond issues cover $40 million that is being borrowed for various capital improvement projects and $76.9 million to refinance two previous bond issues from 2005 and 2007,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:01 PM
First Mariner Bancorp reported Thursday it earned about $1.6 million in the fourth quarter, the fourth quarter in a row that the Baltimore parent of 1st Mariner Bank posted a profit.
First Mariner Bancorp reported Thursday that it earned about $1.6...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Four companies in the Baltimore area are among the best places to work in the nation, according to a list released Thursday.
Edward Jones, FutureCare, Northwestern Mutual and the Community College of Baltimore County made the annual National Top...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:43 PM
It comes as no surprise that a wholly un-scientific person on the street survey in Bel Air and Havre de Grace last week indicated the reaction to the U.S. Postal Service ceasing Saturday letter deliveries would be no big deal.
No doubt, there are some...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Meghan Rafferty, assistant branch manager of its Park Avenue branch in Bel Air, is the winner of Freedom Federal Credit Union's quarterly "Core Value Award," which recognizes Freedom employees who continuously demonstrate support of Freedom's unique...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Maryland gained about 22,000 jobs in 2012, the smallest annual increase since the recession, underscoring the challenges facing the state in a year dominated by the federal budget and the collapse of a major employer.
U.S. Department of Labor estimates...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Almost a year after five big banks signed a $25 billion national mortgage settlement with 49 state attorneys general last February, too few families are getting relief, too many of those getting some help continue to lose their homes to short sales, and...