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  • 20 reasons Bob Ehrlich is wrong

    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...
  • Harford County raises nearly $115 million in bond sales Tuesday

    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...
  • Mortgage interest deduction must go

    Mortgage interest deduction must go
    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. That'...
  • Five questions with … Ari Karen

    Five questions with … Ari Karen
    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...
  • Settlement's mortgage servicing standards now in effect

    Settlement's mortgage servicing standards now in effect
    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...
  • More than 190,000 call on Freddie Mac to test homes for meth

    More than 190,000 call on Freddie Mac to test homes for meth
    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...
  • Will Wall Street prevail?

    Will Wall Street prevail?
    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...
  • In national initiative, feds have charged more than 500 for mortgage crimes -- two in Maryland

    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...
  • Calling Obama on his lie: Bush tax cuts did not cause the economic crisis

    Calling Obama on his lie: Bush tax cuts did not cause the economic crisis
    "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." --...
  • First Mariner posts fourth quarterly profit in a row

    First Mariner posts fourth quarterly profit in a row
    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...
  • CFPB: Private student loans share problems plaguing mortgage service industry

    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...
  • Four Baltimore-area companies among nation's best workplaces

    Four Baltimore-area companies among nation's best workplaces
    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...