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  • Orioles center fielder Adam Jones heading to Wall Street

    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones heading to Wall Street
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones can make diving catches and hit mammoth homers, but on Friday we will find out how good he is at ... bell ringing. Jones will ring the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on Friday afternoon...
  • The euro has failed

    The euro has failed
    Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies. Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
  • Obama's faith-based liberalism

    Obama's faith-based liberalism
    Rick Santorum's assertion that President Barack Obama's agenda is not about the quality of life or jobs but "some phony ideal. Some phony theology" may not be an appropriate characterization of his religious views. However, it is an accurate description...
  • Towson's ticket return for Maryland game was done for fans, AD says

    Towson's ticket return for Maryland game was done for fans, AD says
    A decision by Towson University officials to return the school's allotment of tickets to Saturday's football game at Maryland was done as a "service" to its fans, athletic director Mike Waddell said. Waddell said the number of tickets available on the...
  • 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...
  • Anxious investors try to remain calm amid wild swings in market

    Anxious investors try to remain calm amid wild swings in market
    Veteran money manager Brian Kroneberger Jr. didn't sleep well last week — and neither did his clients — as markets whipsawed and the Dow Jones industrial average posted Tums-popping losses and heart-pounding gains on a daily basis. Nervous...
  • Why this time isn't different

    In your article "Big banks vow no repeat of '08" (Aug. 11), bank CEOs insist they have fundamental strengths so that a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis is not about to happen. Their overwhelming message in the article: This time is different. Didn't...
  • Legg focused on reversing fund withdrawals

    Legg Mason Inc. has bounced back from the worst of the financial crisis by many counts. The Baltimore financial powerhouse has cleaned up its balance sheet without government help, returned to profitability and initiated a major cost-cutting program to...
  • Constellation offers its stake in Calvert Cliffs to French partner for $1

    Constellation offers its stake in Calvert Cliffs to French partner for $1
    Constellation Energy Group offered Friday to sell its half-stake in the proposed third nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs to its French partner for $1, a move that would allow EDF Group to pursue the Maryland project alone but would end the Baltimore...
  • Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse

    Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse
    While politicians in Washington refuse to compromise on raising the debt ceiling, small investors are worrying about what a stalemate might mean to their life savings. Financial planners say they are having discussions regularly with clients about the...
  • In volatile market, some see bargains, others, pitfalls

    As the Dow took another 400-point tumble Thursday, Baltimore money manager David Stepherson found himself talking one client out of selling everything. "I advised him that it would not be a good idea because our view of things is that this is going to be...