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  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...
  • 5 Questions for Michael D. Hankin, CEO of Brown Advisory

    5 Questions for Michael D. Hankin, CEO of Brown Advisory
    Brown Advisory in Fells Point turned 20 this year. The firm now manages about $42 billion in assets and recently expanded its business in the United Kingdom. CEO Michael Hankin reflected on the firm's founding and its growth, as well as his efforts to...
  • MedImmune creating drug pipeline for AstraZeneca

    MedImmune creating drug pipeline for AstraZeneca
    When Gail Folena-Wasserman joined Gaithersburg biotechnology startup MedImmune in 1991, she was its first employee in research and development, and dreamed of what the company might be "when it grew up." Two decades later, the senior vice president for...
  • At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

    At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4
    On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
  • Will Wall Street prevail?

    Will Wall Street prevail?
    Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...
  • NSA chief says programs disrupted 50 terrorist plots

    NSA chief says programs disrupted 50 terrorist plots
    Under growing pressure over recently disclosed surveillance programs, the head of the National Security Agency told lawmakers Tuesday that gathering telephone data and monitoring Internet use has helped to disrupt more than 50 "potential terrorist events"...
  • Letter: Pension proposal by Kamenetz a gamble for county

    The purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to float a $250 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). Words make it difficult to accurately express my opposition. I believe that it...
  • Joseph Haskins Jr. navigated Harbor Bank of Maryland through tough times

    Joseph Haskins Jr. navigated Harbor Bank of Maryland through tough times
    At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire? But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
  • Beltsville cosmetics firm operator pleads guilty to tax evasion

    The owner-operator of a cosmetics company in Beltsville pleaded guilty Thursday to income tax evasion, prosecutors said. Bae Soo "Chris" Chon, 49, funneled revenue from Mirage Cosmetics Inc. into foreign bank accounts in Hong Kong and Seoul and...
  • Academy of Finance students cash in on money matters

    You know you're exceptional at managing money when your parents come to you to borrow an occasional $10 or $20 — and you're just 7 years old. Wilde Lake High School senior Taylor Bruner has long had been adept at money matters, and that has...
  • The BMA's shrinking staff

    It's one of the ironies of the art world that major cultural institutions like the Baltimore Museum of Art are home to priceless collections of paintings, sculpture and other works by the world's greatest masters, yet they often struggle to come up with...
  • Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012

    Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012
    Baltimore baseball fans flocked back to Camden Yards and merrily decorated themselves in orange and black as the Orioles authored baseball's most surprising story of 2012. Now, signs abound that the enthusiasm from last fall — when the team...