| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Tribune Tower was in crisis, and the illustrations of penguins installed in the building's ornate lobby were meant as a constant reminder.
With Tribune Co. revenues sliding and managers struggling to adjust to an Internet revolution, executives in early...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:49 AM
Somewhere in the third year of Tribune Co.'s marathon Chapter 11 proceeding, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey looked out at a Delaware courtroom packed with high-priced attorneys and conceded the case had broken down into what he called a...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co.
After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Deatrice S. Besong says it feels like winning the lottery: Her mortgage servicer recently agreed to reduce her loan by $249,000 next year, saving her $300 a month and erasing the debt overhang that has her owing far more than her house is worth.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Harford County Public Schools will finance the third phase of its system wide energy improvements initiative through JPMorgan Chase Bank at an interest rate of less than 2.1 percent.
The contract, which carries a lower interest rate than projected, was...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Brian Rogers, manager of the T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund in Baltimore, won't be voting the fund's shares in support of splitting the role of CEO and chairman at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jamie Dimon has been CEO at JP Morgan since 2005 and became...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:15 PM
On Tuesday, five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers became obligated to follow 304 “servicing standards” laid out in a national mortgage settlement earlier this year.
The settlement stemmed from allegations that the servicers...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 8:13 PM
Amy Porter and Timothy Reid
Linda and Jim Porter, of Herdon, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lenore Porter, to Timothy Warren Reid, son of Donna and Dick Reid, of Towson.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Oakton High School, in...
| Jul 5, 2011
You might not have paid attention to the fierce yearlong battle between merchants and banks over debit cards, but you'll likely notice last week's outcome in your wallet.
The dispute was over the debit card interchange fee — the payment merchants...
| Oct 19, 2010
Maryland and most other states outlaw "pay for performance" for political lobbyists for a very good reason.
Experience has shown, going back to an 1853 case involving a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad lobbyist and the Virginia Legislature, that rewarding...