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  • Tea party and GOP should be ashamed

     Tea party and GOP should be ashamed
    Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...
  • City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases

    City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases
    Just three months after Baltimore officials caused an uproar by unexpectedly raising the property taxes of 315 owners, the city is once again revising those bills. Michael Plaisted saw the July tax bill on his Ridgely's Delight condo jump from about $1,...
  • Now an outsider, Ed Hale wants to clear the air

    Now an outsider, Ed Hale wants to clear the air
    Ed Hale wants to buy the Baltimore Arena, but the city said the aging facility is not for sale. Two years after his departure from First Mariner Bancorp, the bank he launched and turned into the city's largest, Hale finds himself on the outside...
  • Second Harford hospital not needed, health administrator announces [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, October 24, 1963: Herbert Fritz, chief of the Division of Hospital Services of Maryland, announced 50 years ago this week at the Bel Air Chamber of Commerce that he did not think a hospital should...
  • Democrats get it wrong, again

     Democrats get it wrong, again
    Last Sunday's edition had a couple of topics that merit responses. JP Morgan Chase's record $13 billion tentative settlement with the U.S. Justice Department concerning the alleged misrepresentation of residential mortgage-backed securities begs the...
  • State's foreclosure-start rate among nation's highest

    State's foreclosure-start rate among nation's highest
    Maryland had the fifth-highest rate of new foreclosure cases in the nation during the summer, the number increasing from the spring even as many other states improved, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Thursday. It's not a new problem. The...
  • First Mariner reports $7.4 million loss in third quarter

    First Mariner reports $7.4 million loss in third quarter
    First Mariner Bancorp on Friday reported a $7.4 million loss in the third quarter, which the Baltimore-based company blamed on a steep increase on interest rates that dampened its mortgage business. The loss amounts to 38 cents per share, compared...
  • Kolm: With shutdown over, supervisors need to address stresses confronting workers

    Kolm: With shutdown over, supervisors need to address stresses confronting workers
    With the partial federal government shutdown over and employees back at work, workforce consultant John Kolm says, supervisors' first responsibility shouldn't be assigning employees shovels to dig out from under a huge work backlog. Their first...
  • Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule

    Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule
    Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is expected to announce the issuance of a pioneering federal rule Thursday that is intended to help prevent a repeat of the risky mortgage lending that led to the recent housing...
  • Demand for Baltimore-area homes increased in first half of the year

    Demand for Baltimore-area homes increased in first half of the year
    Baltimore's home market shifted this year, but a spike in interest rates may unsettle the balance again. "Back in the beginning of January … all of the buyers thought they were still in the buyer's market. Then, in the beginning of February,...
  • Pain of sequestration is real

    Pain of sequestration is real
    Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
  • U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy

    U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy
    The Justice Department is accusing Standard & Poor's of defrauding investors with optimistic ratings of mortgage-backed securities and derivatives prior to the financial crisis. While investors are entitled to answers about those conflicts, compensation...