| Feb 17, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Maryland regulators approved Constellation Energy Group's sale to Chicago-based Exelon Corp. on Friday, setting the stage for Baltimore to lose its last Fortune 500 company to an out-of-state owner.
Exelon promptly accepted the terms imposed by the...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Two years ago, Constellation Energy Group and its French nuclear partner EDF were BFFs.
Today, with EDF seeking to torpedo the Baltimore company's plan to sell itself to Chicago-based Exelon Corp., the relationship between the former "best friends...
| Jun 4, 2012
Maryland politicians are dismayed by the latest closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill and the loss of its remaining jobs, but on a broader national scale the die was cast in the 1970s, when extreme hubris in the U.S. steel and fabricating industries...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:51 PM
He earned it, take it
Los Angeles Times
This ranks as one of the dumbest concocted "controversies" in the history of concocted controversies in new-world media.
Of course rich man mogul "Diddy" Combs could pay for son Justin's...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:17 PM
The state Senate voted Thursday to significantly raise taxes on Marylanders earning half a million dollars or more — prompting complaints that liberals were bent on launching class warfare in the state.
The Senate's vote to adopt what is being...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:45 PM
First, I'm an 80-year-old living on Social Security, and I know all the tax loopholes need to be closed ("The Buffett Rule backlash," April 13). But isn't it correct that Warren Buffett owes the IRS a great deal of taxes for a number of years? Let's...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:02 AM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his counterparts in several other cities may have done the protesters of the "Occupy" movement the biggest possible favor by kicking them out of the parks where they have erected tent cities for the last several weeks....
| Apr 17, 2012
| 12:45 PM
In your editorial regarding the proposed tax increase for high-earners ("The Buffett Rule backlash," April 12)," you state that Warren Buffett's secretarial staff "were shown to pay a higher percentage of their income to the tax man than their billionaire...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Sorry, Virginia, there is no contractual sanity clause for those who serve in Congress.
Once again, the clock is ticking for Washington to fashion a compromise over legislation that would both stimulate the economy and provide tax relief to middle-class...
| Apr 18, 2012
Get ready for the tax wars.
President Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on the rich, setting a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on millionaires (the so-called "Buffett Rule," named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who says it's unfair that he...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Wall Street is its own worst enemy. It should have welcomed new financial regulation as a means of restoring public trust. Instead, it's busily shredding new regulations and making the public more distrustful than ever.
The Street's biggest lobbying...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Was that a State of the Union address or was it President Barack Obama's first big campaign speech of 2012? It certainly sounded like the latter, but given the state of Washington, what else could we expect? His opening lines, a tribute to the soldiers...