| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. presents a 20-point platform for Republicans to "be proud of" ("A platform for the next Republican nominee," Nov. 18). Let's examine each of these points in detail, and the reader can decide if any of them are...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Harford County officials raised nearly $115 million through two bond sales Tuesday to finance new and existing capital projects and to refinance previous bond issues.
Officials with the county's Department of the Treasury received eight bids from...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Would you support a tax reform measure that could help reduce the federal deficit, remove a needless distortion in the economy and make the system fairer?
Me too, which is why I'm taking aim at a sacred cow: the home interest mortgage deduction.
| Jan 5, 2013
The 25-year-old Baltimore-based law firm Offit Kurman recently formed a pioneering mortgage compliance affiliate, C3 Compliance Consultants, to help lenders across the United States conform with regulations launched this year by the federal Consumer...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:15 PM
On Tuesday, five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers became obligated to follow 304 “servicing standards” laid out in a national mortgage settlement earlier this year.
The settlement stemmed from allegations that the servicers...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Residents from every state — more than 195,000 people — have signed an online petition that demands Freddie Mac test the homes it is selling for methamphetamine contamination.
The petition was started on the website Change.org by Jonathan...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:55 AM
Federal prosecutors across the country have charged more than 500 people with crimes related to mortgage fraud as part of a year-long program that ended last month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday.
The Distressed Homeowner...
| Oct 11, 2012
"Now Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place." --...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:01 PM
First Mariner Bancorp reported Thursday it earned about $1.6 million in the fourth quarter, the fourth quarter in a row that the Baltimore parent of 1st Mariner Bank posted a profit.
First Mariner Bancorp reported Thursday that it earned about $1.6...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Thousands of consumers have complained to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about loan servicing and loan modification problems. Gripes include mistakes by servicers in applying payments, trouble fixing errors, an overabundance of paper work and...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Four companies in the Baltimore area are among the best places to work in the nation, according to a list released Thursday.
Edward Jones, FutureCare, Northwestern Mutual and the Community College of Baltimore County made the annual National Top...