| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:27 AM
In “Tower Heist,” opening Friday, a group devastated by a failed Ponzi scheme conspire to rob a businessman’s high-rise. In preparation for the new flick, we asked our staff which unsuspecting individual they would you like to steal from...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This week, President Obama travels to Wall Street, where he'll demand -- in light of the Street's continuing antics since the bailout, as well as its role in watering down the Volcker rule -- that the Glass-Steagall Act be resurrected and big banks be...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Leaders of the financially-strapped company that produced the Baltimore Grand Prix have been interviewing candidates to take the helm of the group, officials said Wednesday.
"Believe it or not, there are several people who have expressed interest,"...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:15 AM
I read with interest Peter Yarrow's recent opinion piece in The Sun ("Tell the banks 'no thanks,'" Nov. 4).Though I certainly get his point about providing the public sound options in support of their banking needs, he threw smaller community banks...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:04 PM
The state has threatened to seize assets of the company that runs the Baltimore Grand Prix to recover nearly $600,000 in unpaid taxes, the Maryland Comptroller's Office said Monday.
"We don't want to take anybody's business," said Caron Brace, a...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:33 PM
The beleaguered organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix are facing more than $12 million in debt and have less than $100,000 in cash on hand, according to internal documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
More than $5 million of the debt — including...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The Baltimore Grand Prix's problem was not that the city didn't do enough to subsidize the race but that an inexperienced and unwieldy management group overpaid for goods and services and underestimated the amount of capital it would need to cover first-...