| Jan 1, 2013
Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors
U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Less than five years after taking the helm of Legg Mason, Chairman and CEO Mark R. Fetting announced Tuesday that he would step down Oct. 1, possibly setting the stage for the sale of parts of the Baltimore-based money management firm.
Legg Mason has...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Apparently, consumers have a breaking point — a $5 monthly debit-card fee.
Since news broke late last month that Bank of America planned to introduce such a fee next year, the uproar hasn't abated.
Legislation was introduced in Congress to make it...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Matisyahu, G. Love and Fantasia will headline Artscape this year. They are just a few of the tons of singers who will perform over the weekend on three different stages.
The music side of the festival starts on Friday July 15 and ends July 17;...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:19 PM
If you are offered a short-term advance on your paycheck at a triple-digit interest rate, you might think you're being pitched a payday loan — a product that's basically banned in Maryland and other states with rate caps.
But what if that deal came...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he's considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the federal debt limit, according to three people...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 12:40 PM
At a time when many real estate companies are having trouble getting loans for expansion, Pikesville-based America's Realty is growing steadily. Headed by chief executive Carl Verstandig, it now controls 164 commercial developments in 13 states —...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 11:22 AM
This free festival, which takes place on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, is one of America's largest celebration of the arts. Expect tons of arts and crafts, dozens of live music performances and several other performing and visual arts...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 4:48 PM
When Garrett "G. Love" Dutton walked onstage and greeted the Artscape audience with "What's up, Baltimore," it was 8:15 p.m. but the sun was still shining bright.
Before long, the sun had set, and Dutton and his band were ready to party until the 10 p.m....
| Apr 25, 2011
| 10:32 AM
April is Financial Literacy Month. Imagine how different the economic meltdown might have been if every school-aged child were taught some basic economic skills, from learning how to earn, save and budget to investing and donating money. Financial...
| 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.
| Jan 18, 2011
| 5:41 PM
GMAC Mortgage said Tuesday it is dropping about 250 Maryland foreclosure cases that were apparently "robo-signed," giving homeowners a second chance to save their properties — and raising the possibility that other lenders might follow suit.