| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:16 AM
It's been one week since Tya Courtney moved into her new brick townhouse in Edmondson Heights and the smell of fresh paint is still in the air.
The a 27-year-old single mother is now a homeowner, thanks to a program offered by nonprofit Habitat for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you.
Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in...
| Mar 15, 2014
Di Zhang, the Towson woman whose arrest for allegedly operating a brothel on East Joppa Road sparked federal efforts to seize nearly $2 million worth of her real estate, has been arrested on prostitution and human trafficking charges in Montgomery County....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:59 AM
June 21, 2013
At its annual meeting, Jos. A. Bank says it is looking at potential acquisitions in order to secure future growth. Shares close at $39.63.
Bank profits slide in the second quarter. Shares close at $42.27.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A former administrator at the Maryland State Bar Association has been sentenced to prison for stealing $265,000 from the organization's charitable arm.
Nicole Earl-Hernandez, 42, of Essex received a five-year sentence Friday with all but 18 months of...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:10 PM
A French country chateau on a private island sounds like something from an episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," but it can be found as close by as the Gibson Island community in Anne Arundel County.
Built of fieldstone in 1926 and sitting...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure.
The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Harford Hill Farm, an iconic estate in the Fallston/Monkton steeplechase country of western Harford County, is for sale – part of it, anyway.
About 57 acres of the 247-acre estate, at 2501 Pocock Road, including the iconic two-story, Georgian...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Civil rights groups are pressing lawmakers in Annapolis to impose a six-month moratorium on home foreclosures, as the number of cases has surged in Maryland. But a banker's group and the O'Malley administration contend that there's already plenty of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The state pension system is Maryland's financial Achilles heel and has been for decades.
All bond rating services have noted that rising pension debt endangers the state's AAA bond rating, and the Pew Center on the States rates Maryland as among the...
| Feb 16, 2014
The deal to buy 1st Mariner Bank started with an irresistible offer — to two men who had nothing to do with the company.
Howard Feinglass, a Baltimore native running a New York investment firm, saw potential in the struggling bank headquartered...