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  • Mobile ad leader Millennial Media goes public

    Mobile ad leader Millennial Media goes public
    For a day, a Baltimore company had IPO fever. Fast-growing Millennial Media Inc., a Baltimore-based mobile advertising company, sold shares to the public Thursday, breaking a years-long IPO drought in the city's technology sector. It ended the day valued...
  • 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...
  • Democrats and Republicans: Stop blaming each other for the deficit and fix the problem

    I just can't take this anymore. I am sick of the Democrats (tax the rich) and Republicans (cut programs but not defense) and their endless back and forth about who is to blame for the deficit. Guess what gang? Both of you are. A perfect example of this...
  • The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers

    The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers
    Robert G. Wilmers, M&T Bank Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, has been leading the Buffalo, N.Y., bank's shopping spree in Maryland. After gaining a foothold in the state with the purchase of Allfirst Financial Inc. in 2003 (the same year...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Morici column oversimplifies President Obama's understanding of the causes of the financial crisis

    Peter Morici's piece "Obama's faith in liberalism" (Feb. 21) was written in such a way that the reader could easily have inserted the words liberal or conservative, left or right, etc., in various places in the text and it would still be intelligible....
  • Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore

    Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore
    Constellation Energy Group Inc. revived its future as an independent, Baltimore-based company yesterday, calling off its takeover agreement with billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett in favor of a $4.5 billion investment from France's largest utility....