| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
| May 1, 2011
Walk the streets of downtown Baltimore, and you might feel the presence of its corporate ghosts. On Gay Street, perhaps you'll meet Alexander Brown, the Irish immigrant who started the nation's first investment firm here more than 200 years ago.
| Jul 18, 2011
| 2:43 PM
A key deadline for Baltimore's First Mariner Bancorp to raise at least $70.3 million passed Monday without any word on whether the company has met that fundraising goal to keep alive a capital deal that would ensure the company's survival.
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:40 PM
First Mariner Bancorp posted a $7.9 million loss in the third quarter as the Baltimore company continued to write down the value of distressed properties.
The hemorrhaging comes as the parent of 1st Mariner Bank is seeking to raise capital and ensure its...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:31 PM
First Mariner Bancorp, locked in a fight for survival, suffered another setback Wednesday when its stock was delisted from the Nasdaq stock market.
Starting Thursday, First Mariner shares will be traded on the over-the-counter bulletin board.
| Sep 6, 2011
| 2:39 PM
In many past summers, Blast owner and Major Indoor Soccer League chairman Ed Hale was confronted with two frustrating questions as a new season approached: Which franchises are coming and which are going?
Before last year, three teams left the league...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:39 PM
First Mariner Bancorp said Thursday that it has extended an agreement with New York investment firm, giving the Baltimore bank more time to raise much-needed capital to survive.
First Mariner faced a Sept. 1 deadline to raise nearly $124 million.
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:16 PM
The United Soccer Leagues has announced that Blast owner Ed Hale will be one of three inaugural inductees into the Major Indoor Soccer League Hall of Fame this year. Hale has been instrumental in keeping indoor soccer in Baltimore and in keeping the...
| 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 23, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore trucking magnate and developer, said Friday that he has retired as chief executive and chairman of First Mariner Bancorp — the banking company he built, only to scramble in the housing market collapse and recession...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 5:00 PM
The winds of economic destruction blow as hard in Baltimore as anywhere else. But business brainpower tends to stay anchored to the land of pleasant living.
Alex. Brown is long gone, but the firm's tradition and former employees carry on at Brown...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Fast cars zipped around downtown Baltimore streets and, it turns out, the race promoters' financial messes. A robocall that urged voters to relax and stay home led jurors to a vote of their own: guilty of election fraud. We bade farewell to an iconic...