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  • Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012

    Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012
    Baltimore baseball fans flocked back to Camden Yards and merrily decorated themselves in orange and black as the Orioles authored baseball's most surprising story of 2012. Now, signs abound that the enthusiasm from last fall — when the team...
  • 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...
  • Sandy prompts many closures, but some are open for business

    Sandy prompts many closures, but some are open for business
    As much of the Baltimore region shut down, some businesses made sure they could stay open — come hurricane and high water. The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel brought in sandbags, ordered $30,000 in extra food and arranged for employees...
  • Piers Morgan, Chad Myers drag CNN into the mud with false Sandy report

    Piers Morgan, Chad Myers drag CNN into the mud with false Sandy report
    A day's worth of some excellent storm coverage by CNN was all but shredded during the Piers Morgan show Monday night when meteorologist Chad Myers reported that the New York Stock Exchange was under three feet of water and the hip-shooting host ran wild...
  • Some Ravens fans booked for Denver trip while others contemplate cost

    Some Ravens fans booked for Denver trip while others contemplate cost
    To mark his 30th birthday, Patrick McAuliffe made it his goal to attend every Ravens game this season. So when he saw the preliminary NFL playoff schedule last week and figured the Ravens might end up playing the Broncos in the second round, he booked a...
  • Part one: Zell's big gamble

    Part one: Zell's big gamble
    Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co. Slinging one-...
  • U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year

    U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year
    Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
  • Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation

    Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation
    Bar the door, Nelly — the Fed has abandoned all restraint and will now print money to finance the federal deficit. To support the weak recovery, the Federal Reserve continues to keep short-term interest rates near zero, purchase mortgage-backed...
  • T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds

    T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds
    Baltimore's two major mutual fund companies have joined a small but growing number of investment firms offering ultrashort-term bond funds, which may become an alternative to the traditional money market fund. The T. Rowe Price Ultra Short-Term Bond...
  • Legg Mason CEO to step down

    Legg Mason CEO to step down
    Less than five years after taking the helm of Legg Mason, Chairman and CEO Mark R. Fetting announced Tuesday that he would step down Oct. 1, possibly setting the stage for the sale of parts of the Baltimore-based money management firm. Legg Mason has...
  • Harford government shouldn't be in the loan business [Editorial]

    Once again, the Harford County government, like many county and municipal governments around the state and nation, has perpetuated the practice of running a taxpayer-subsidized business banking system. Most recently, the Harford County Council...
  • The departure of Legg Mason's CEO raises questions about its future

    The departure of Legg Mason's CEO raises questions about its future
    The second CEO in Legg Mason's history announced last week he was stepping down, raising the question: What's next for the Baltimore-based money manager? Only the board — or more precisely, activist shareholder and Legg director Nelson Peltz &#...