| Sep 22, 2012
Since Baltimore City Hall contended in a federal lawsuit last year that a group of international banks conspired to keep a key interest rate benchmark low, more municipalities and private companies have started to investigate potential losses because of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Last Wednesday, at the company’s Investor Day, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank ended his opening statement by urging those in attendance to clap if they felt so compelled.
There were, indeed, moments that inspired people in the crowd to bring their...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
We average people vote but we don't get much respect from our government these days nor from some of our representatives. The government gives our taxpayer money and tax breaks to big companies and corporations that don't pay taxes and often don't pay...
| Feb 8, 2013
Under the plush leather exterior of Uber Technologies Inc. beats the heart of a rebel.
The app-driven startup, which began operations in Baltimore at the end of January, hopes to attract upscale customers who don't mind paying extra — a lot...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:16 PM
In case anyone missed the news — and judging by the fact that there aren't angry mobs storming Washington, everyone missed the news — Congress recently absolved Jon Corzine of being criminally responsible for actions that "wiped out...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:48 PM
The state Public Utilities Commission will schedule a formal hearing on whether to make Uber Technologies, which lets Baltimore customers hail a town car by smart phone, abide by regulations that govern taxi companies.
The app-driven startup company Uber...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in about four years. Real estate foreclosure filings fell last month to the lowest number since the summer of 2007. Meanwhile, the stock market has enjoyed a pretty nice 2012, with the Dow Jones...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:00 PM
I was saddened to see the small article inside the Maryland Business section of The Sun sounding the death knell for the investor lawsuit related to the implosion of MF Global and implying the futility of any further pursuit of Jon Corzine, the company'...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:12 AM
The budget fights in Washington, D.C., and Annapolis are looking predictably ugly this year and are shaping up along familiar lines: Do we raise taxes? Do we sink deeper in debt? Which programs do we cut — and how deep? How can we fund public...
| Aug 28, 2012
Ethics professors at business schools aren't short of teachable moments these days.
This year alone, a Goldman Sachs' executive announced his resignation in The New York Times, outraged by managers' callous talk of "ripping off clients," whom they...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 3:03 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• President's speech important,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:26 PM
As retailers prepare for the traditional start of the holiday season this coming week, some of the nation's biggest chains plan to pre-empt Black Friday with shopping hours and special events on Thanksgiving Day — a move that has triggered a spate...