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  • Empty Stocking Fund helps Harford's less fortunate during holidays

    In it's 24th year, the Empty Stocking Fund is once again planning to help hundreds of less fortunate Harford County residents during the Christmas Season. The Empty Stocking Fund is a nonprofit 501c-3 organization founded in 1990 to help needy residents...
  • State's foreclosure-start rate among nation's highest

    State's foreclosure-start rate among nation's highest
    Maryland had the fifth-highest rate of new foreclosure cases in the nation during the summer, the number increasing from the spring even as many other states improved, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Thursday. It's not a new problem. The...
  • Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection

    Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection
    The author Madison Smartt Bell's 16th work of fiction, a book of short stories called "Zig Zag Wanderer" is guaranteed to make the author absolutely no money whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Not one blessed penny. And he wouldn't have it any other way....
  • President Kennedy to be part of I-95 expressway opening [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, November 7, 1963: President Kennedy accepted an invitation from Governor Tawes of Maryland and Governor Carvel of Delaware to attend the ceremony to open the Maryland Northeastern Expressway 50 years...
  • Marylanders aren't shy about complaining

    Marylanders aren't shy about complaining
    Marylanders are big complainers. At least when it comes to the financial services they receive. Maryland ranked No. 2 in the nation in mortgage complaints per capita, second only to New Hampshire, for grievances lodged with the Consumer Financial...
  • Ten Maryland banks remain in TARP, while Treasury winds down program

    Ten Maryland banks remain in TARP, while Treasury winds down program
    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...
  • Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program

    Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program
    Most checking accounts pay little or no interest, and fewer and fewer are free. But at Patapsco Bank in Dundalk, checking customers can earn about 2 percent a year in a free account or choose cash back or even iTunes rewards. And members of Money One...
  • Maryland's smaller banks may be headed for a wave of mergers

    It's the billion-dollar question for Maryland banks: Do they need at least that much in assets to survive? "Who knows what the magic number is? A billion, $1.5 billion, $750 million?" said Ronald Paul, chairman of Eagle Bancorp, parent of the second-...
  • Maryland goes after payday lenders' banks to stop illegal loans

    Maryland goes after payday lenders' banks to stop illegal loans
    Maryland's financial regulator is trying to stop illegal online payday loans by going after the banks that help make the loans possible. "Without the payday lender's bank, the payday lender can't operate in my state," said Mark Kaufman, commissioner with...
  • Make college worth the cost

    Make college worth the cost
    Colleges and universities charge too much, deliver too little and channel too many students into a lifetime of debt. Genuine reform must be brought to bear to curb those abuses. College graduates still earn more and are unemployed less often. However,...
  • 5 don't-miss events at the Baltimore Book Festival

    5 don't-miss events at the Baltimore Book Festival
    1)   Rachel L. Swarns:   While Michelle Obama is not expected to attend the Baltimore Book Festival, author Rachel L. Swarns will be meeting fans at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bank of America  Literary Salon, where she'll be happy to discuss her book,...
  • Md. eliminates paper checks for child support payments

    The state this month will begin sending all child support payments electronically, a move that the Maryland Department of Human Resources said Wednesday will save $1.4 million. The Child Support Enforcement Administration says eliminating the paper check...