| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Earlier this year, Baltimore's challenge to the 2010 Census established that the city had 621,074 residents on April 1, 2010. This revised number will now be used by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the baseline for counting toward her goal of growing...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Under an agreement announced Thursday by the Maryland Attorney General's Office, Wells Fargo has agreed to make loan modifications and pay nearly $1 million in restitution to customers of two lenders acquired by the bank.
The office's Consumer Protection...
| 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;...
| 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.