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  • Locust Point and Fells Point banks set to merge

    Locust Point and Fells Point banks set to merge
    Two small thrifts founded many decades ago to cater to Baltimore's immigrant population could merge as early as the end of November following approval Monday by a federal regulator. Kopernik Federal Bank in Fells Point and Hull Federal Savings Bank in...
  • City schools' credit card statements offer a glimpse into the "cost of doing business"

    In the last year, as Baltimore city schools' budgetary decisions -- $14 million in overtime, generous leave payouts, a renovated IT Department -- have faced heightened scrutiny, officials have defended much of their spending as "the cost of doing...
  • Who is Mitt Romney?

    Who is Mitt Romney?
    Reality isn't supposed to intrude on a major political party's national convention, so after weathering the bluster of a Missouri Senate candidate last week, Republicans are understandably frustrated by the presence of yet another storm, this one the...
  • Credit cards offer pricey — and unnecessary — extra products

    Open a credit card account and you might walk away with more than just plastic. Banks and their vendors heavily hawk card-related services, such as credit monitoring, that can add up to hundreds of dollars of year in fees. But often consumers don't...
  • O'Malley sharply critical of GOP at convention

    O'Malley sharply critical of GOP at convention
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would...
  • 50 years ago: Bel Air residents ask for their water to be tested

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Sept. 13, 1962: The Bel Air town commissioners reviewed complaints from residents in the northern end of town concerning the quality of their drinking water. Northern Bel Air received water from the...
  • U.S. PIRG: College students overpaying for campus debit cards

    One more reason why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureauneeds to look at prepaid debit cards: College students are finding their scarce dollars eaten up by fees on the cards, which many schools are using for student IDs and to disburse financial aid,...
  • Billionaires' new hobby: Politics

    Billionaires' new hobby: Politics
    Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact his...
  • Two local banks switch to local regulator

    Two Baltimore-area banks have changed their charters so that they will be regulated by the state rather than the federal government, their new regulator said Tuesday. Midstate Community Bank — which had been Midstate Federal Savings and Loan...
  • Harford council requires appraisals for county property purchases over $100,000

    The Harford County Council passed a bill Tuesday requiring the county to do appraisals for property purchases greater than $100,000. Councilman Dion Guthrie, one of the bill's sponsors, confirmed after the hearing that the bill is in response to the...
  • New Web tool grades banks on their small-business help

    Small businesses needing loans should think small — bankwise, that is. That's the finding of a new Internet tool that grades banks on their small-business lending. Banking Grades, which measures loans in relation to deposits, gives As and Bs to...
  • Frankford liquor store owner sentenced to prison for tax evasion

    The owner of a Frankford liquor store was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison and six months of subsequent home detention for tax evasion after he understated the store's earnings by more than $1.5 million and structured bank deposits specifically...