| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Ed Fishel is a year and three months from retirement. Ask him if he noticed that the stock market plunged last week, and the Monkton man will laugh incredulously.
"Are you kidding me?" he said Friday, less than 24 hours after stock-market indexes...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 9:30 AM
I'm writing in response to the photo of the traders on the stock exchange floor with their heads in their hands ("Summer plunge," Aug. 5). My heart goes out to those little brats in their $3,000 suits . Especially the one with the $10,000 wristwatch. Next...
| Aug 14, 2011
Veteran money manager Brian Kroneberger Jr. didn't sleep well last week — and neither did his clients — as markets whipsawed and the Dow Jones industrial average posted Tums-popping losses and heart-pounding gains on a daily basis.
| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:00 PM
In your article "Big banks vow no repeat of '08" (Aug. 11), bank CEOs insist they have fundamental strengths so that a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis is not about to happen. Their overwhelming message in the article: This time is different.
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:55 PM
While politicians in Washington refuse to compromise on raising the debt ceiling, small investors are worrying about what a stalemate might mean to their life savings.
Financial planners say they are having discussions regularly with clients about the...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 7:21 AM
As the Dow took another 400-point tumble Thursday, Baltimore money manager David Stepherson found himself talking one client out of selling everything.
"I advised him that it would not be a good idea because our view of things is that this is going to be...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:12 PM
It is time to bring the dollars home.
One of the most discussed aspects of economic life in America is the amount of capital on U.S. corporate balance sheets. But according to research by Moody's, as much as half of U.S. companies' $1.24 trillion in cash...
| Nov 20, 2011
After a brutal third quarter in which the United States saw an unprecedented downgrade of its credit, many weary investors are staying on the sidelines.
Despite encouraging signs about new unemployment claims in recent days, uncertainty remains as the...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In coming years your community bank may be merging with a rival, closing branches and redesigning the interiors of branches that remain, says Columbia-based banking consultant Anita G. Newcomb. With nearly three decades of experience running banks,...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:51 PM
A representative with the accounting firm Weyrich, Cronin and Sorra reported that the town of Perryville ran a surplus of $1.3 million for the financial year that ended June 30.
Reporting on the town's audit for the spending year, the representative...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 5:35 PM
A decision by Towson University officials to return the school's allotment of tickets to Saturday's football game at Maryland was done as a "service" to its fans, athletic director Mike Waddell said.
Waddell said the number of tickets available on the...
| Dec 31, 2011
Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts.
Still, the stock market...