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  • Sullivan named Legg Mason CEO and president

    Sullivan named Legg Mason CEO and president
    Legg Mason Inc. chose an insider as its new CEO, quelling speculation that the Baltimore-based money manager might be headed for a breakup that could have been bad news for the city. After a worldwide search for a new leader, Legg announced Wednesday...
  • The deficit control policy Democrats and Republicans can love

    When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
  • CEO pay rises at most local public companies

    CEO pay rises at most local public companies
    As pay raises go, it's hard to beat a fivefold increase. That's the jump Hunt Valley-based Omega Healthcare Investors' CEO saw in compensation last year. After getting a thumbs down for its executive pay from a shareholder advisory firm, the company told...
  • How taxing the rich hurts all of us

    How taxing the rich hurts all of us
    Forty-five years ago, I bought a set of electric curlers. They were made in America by Americans. They seemed expensive at that time. As it turned out, I was wrong about the price. After thousands of uses, they turned out to be a superb bargain —...
  • 'Green' gas plan offers climate-friendly home heating

    'Green' gas plan offers climate-friendly home heating
    (An earlier version of this post included incorrect information about Maryland Gas & Electric, its pricing and whether it offers a "green" gas plan involving carbon offsets. The Sun regrets the errors.) ---------------- (Another in an occasional...
  • Delicious Delaware is tasty beach retreat

    Delicious Delaware is tasty beach retreat
    Many summer resorts boast spectacular beaches and a vast array of fabulous accommodations. So what distinguishes one beach town from another? Along coastal Delaware, it's the indigenous flavors that set it apart from its sand-strewn neighbors to the north...
  • Sparrows Point assistance events draw hundreds

    Sparrows Point assistance events draw hundreds
    More than 700 people turned out for workshops Tuesday connecting laid-off Sparrows Point workers with information about health insurance, training and other aid. An even larger number is expected at additional sessions scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and...
  • Legg Mason reports loss of nearly $454 million

    Legg Mason reports loss of nearly $454 million
    Legg Mason Inc. reported Friday a $453.9 million loss for the third quarter, following a previously announced $734 million writedown of certain assets. On a per-share basis, the Baltimore-based money manager lost $3.45. For the corresponding quarter a...
  • Md. has one of nation's tightest markets for vacant residential lots

    Md. has one of nation's tightest markets for vacant residential lots
    Wooded land is plentiful around The Pointe at ArundelPreserve, a subdivision at one end of a massive mixed-use development off Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover. But as is happening throughout Maryland, finished home lots — barren plats that are...
  • Investment Capital Flows Into Real Estate

    ADVERTORIAL CONTENT In the past few years, real estate has increasingly become an investment option that’s difficult to ignore. With moderated pricing and historic financing conditions, the costs associated with acquiring investment properties...
  • Almost 1 in 5 Baltimore-area homeowners underwater

    Almost 1 in 5 Baltimore-area homeowners underwater
    Three years after the official end of the longest recession since World War II, nearly one in five mortgaged homes in the Baltimore metro area was still underwater, according to real estate data firmáCoreLogic. In the second quarter of this year, 18.3...
  • "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner

    "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner
    What if you could be greener and save money at the same time? Well, you can.á By switching your home’s power to “green” electricity, you can reduce your household’s contribution to climate change by 24 percent while also...