| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Joe Flacco woke up groggy Monday after partying late into the night, hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce as he celebrated the game of his career.
Early in the day, the Ravens quarterback received keys to a 2014 Corvette Stingray, the prize for being...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The parent company of 1st Mariner Bank said Monday that it has signed a deal to sell the bank after years of regulatory demands that it increase its capital, potentially ending the company's long struggle to right itself after the mortgage crisis.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Mariner Finance will move its corporate headquarters to Baltimore County later this year, part of a broader planned expansion of the Baltimore-based consumer-loan company.
The recovering economy has boosted the growth of the company, founded in 2002...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Actor Woody Harrelson, known for his characters in the TV show "Cheers" and movies such as "No Country for Old Men" and "The Hunger Games," has a new role: landlord of Fells Point's Inn at the Black Olive.
The celebrity joined John "Jack" Dwyer,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:24 AM
An all-out battle over Baltimore's last major independent bank broke out Monday in federal bankruptcy court, leaving a judge to decide — potentially later this week — whether the institution is sold to an investment group with local ties or to...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In a surprising reversal, last week's losing bidder for 1st Mariner Bank got approval Tuesday to buy it — preserving the city's largest independent bank as a Baltimore-based institution.
The group of investors, a mix of locals and out-of-state...
| May 15, 2005
Executives and board members at some of Maryland's most profitable companies have lucrative side arrangements with the companies they run and oversee.
Edwin F. Hale Sr., the chairman, chief executive and largest stockholder at First Mariner Bancorp,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:00 AM
High finance is a small world, just as Baltimore is a small town, and it showed as potential conflicts of interest cropped up during a fight over ownership of the city's biggest local bank.
Two groups bid for 1st Mariner Bank in an April 10 auction, held...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:51 PM
First Mariner Bancorp faces a year-end deadline to pay millions in interest or risk default.
The company's weak finances and the regulatory constraints on its bank, 1st Mariner Bank, leave the Baltimore-based holding company with few options, said...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:57 AM
First Mariner Bancorp, parent of 1st Mariner Bank, said it is closing two branches early next year, leaving the Baltimore-based bank with 16 branches.
The bank plans to merge its Arbutus branch into one at Woodlawn, while consolidating an Easton...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:06 PM
First Mariner Bancorp on Friday reported a $7.4 million loss in the third quarter, which the Baltimore-based company blamed on a steep increase on interest rates that dampened its mortgage business.
The loss amounts to 38 cents per share, compared...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:46 PM
First Mariner Bancorp announced Friday that it is dropping out of an agreement that called for Priam Capital Fund I, a New York investment firm, to invest $36.4 million in the Baltimore-based bank holding company.
"Circumstances of the bank have...