| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms. He wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it.
I asked him...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:33 PM
There will be fewer of the familiar blue-and-white Prudential signs marking homes for sale across the Baltimore region next month as some are replaced with plum-colored signs bearing another storied name.
Berkshire Hathaway, the company headed by...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Dear Pepco customers,
We, your neighbors in the Baltimore Gas & Electric service territory, have a sense of how you must feel. A giant national corporation is swooping into town with an offer to buy your hometown utility, one that has been deeply...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
| Dec 8, 2012
An Internet search is inconclusive as to where the phrase "no skin in the game" originated. Some ascribe it to the late columnist William Safire, others to investor Warren Buffett. Politicians often use the phrase to justify policies to their liking. It...
| Aug 10, 2013
During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog.
"I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:05 AM
The report of Apple avoiding corporate income taxes the past four years signals it's time to overhaul the U.S. corporate tax code.
Like many multinationals with strong intellectual property, Apple legally earns nearly all of its income offshore. The U....
| May 13, 2013
| 7:43 AM
If you ever find yourself looking for an excuse to eat more cupcakes, 11-year-old Krissa Hillman has a good one.
The fifth-grader from Bollman Bridge Elementary School in Jessup is the creative mastermind behind Cupcakes for Literacy, a business that...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co.
After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:41 PM
The possibility that the Tribune Co. will sell its newspapers after an imminent exit from bankruptcy has set off a new round of speculation about The Baltimore Sun's future ownership — along with expressions of interest from potential buyers....
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There is a sharp disconnect between the image and reality of the O'Malley administration's fiscal policies. The image features pension reforms, reduced structural deficits, a rainy day fund, and protection of programs. The reality includes deferred...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Mayo A. Shattuck III, who coordinated the sale of two Baltimore institutions to out-of-state concerns and ran the region's power company for a volatile decade, has retired from the parent of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Chicago-based Exelon Corp. didn'...