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  • Constellation $245M settlement for trading is largest ever

    The $245 million settlement that Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group agreed to pay is the largest of its kind to resolve allegations of market manipulation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Details of the settlement emerged Monday, the...
  • Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging

    Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging
    You're likely part of the largest financial scandal in the world today if you have an adjustable-rate mortgage or a private student loan. Or live in Baltimore. The city is suing more than a dozen major banks, claiming the institutions conspired to...
  • Fewer workers saving for retirement, more under financial stress

    Workers' confidence about their retirement is at a near-record low. Fewer are salting away money for their later years, and the majority have less than $25,000 in savings and investments. But their biggest worry isn't retirement. It's job security....
  • Many workers are in the dark about 401(k) fees

    Survey after survey shows that many workers don't know how much they shell out in 401(k) fees — or that they even pay them. But can you blame employees? Fees aren't transparent, and account statements usually reflect the balance after the charges...
  • Woman's pet cause helps needy owners of dogs, cats

    Woman's pet cause helps needy owners of dogs, cats
    A woman who grew up rescuing lost critters has launched an effort to help pets and their owners survive financial crises together. Lynn Molnar is operating Thankful Paws, a food bank for pets, out of her White Marsh home. "The idea is to keep people and...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    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...
  • The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid

    The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a man whose political success is largely attributable to the aura of befuddled incompetence he uses to disarm his adversaries, was a failed Watergate baby. In 1974, a slew of often sanctimonious and very liberal...
  • What happens to Maryland if the U.S. defaults?

    What happens to Maryland if the U.S. defaults?
    Earlier this week, Moody's credit rating agency announced it is reviewing the credit of Maryland and four other AAA rated states in light of the debate in Washington about the possible default of U.S. government debt — even though Maryland pays...
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • Let credit unions do their job

    Virtually every current or aspiring officeholder on either side of the aisle extols the virtues of American small businesses as the backbone of the U.S. economy. With that in mind, Sen. Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat, and Rep. Ed Royce, a California...
  • Credit unions developed battle plans to protect federal workers during debt ceiling fight

    While congressional leaders work to push through a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling, some credit unions that serve federal employees aren't taking any chances. Institutions in Maryland and Washington have developed programs to assist their...
  • Rough week for stock market and the many invested in it

    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...