| Apr 24, 2011
Edwin F. Hale Sr. has always run headfirst into challenges. Walking away is not his style.
But after years of trying to turn around the company he founded, that's what the First Mariner Bancorp chairman and chief executive agreed to do last week —...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Prices at the pump are rising, and Americans are none too happy about it. Small wonder that President Obama's approval ratings have fallen like a sack of hammers in recent weeks: Nothing annoys voters quite like a $75 fill-up at their local service...
| Sep 18, 2010
| 9:39 AM
Crisis can trash or temper a marriage. We'll soon know which way it goes for Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group and France's EDF Group.
Their partnership in owning and developing nuclear electricity plants is being tested by the terrible economy,...
| Oct 17, 2010
When Constellation Energy Group and EDF Group teamed up three years ago, the economy was riding high, and so were they.
Rising energy prices and a growing economy prompted them to propose the once unthinkable: developing, building and operating the first...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Few things inspire financial journalists, stock analysts and investment bankers like rumors about corporate mergers and acquisitions.
M&A action creates drama for the writers, bonuses for prescient analysts and huge fees for the bankers. So perhaps it'...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 1:28 PM
On Maryland's Eastern Shore, everything leads back to chickens.
The poultry industry is the largest piece of a key sector of the local economy — agriculture — and its reach is broad: from the truckers who move products and the many farmers...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:39 PM
Maryland lawmakers voted this year to raise the sales tax on alcohol by three cents on the dollar.
But when the increase kicks in Friday, bar patrons could see prices going up by twice as much.
Chalk it up to pub economics: Bar owners, who typically...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 11:59 AM
Ratepayers are steamed at Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. for turning off air conditioners in thousands of homes on July 22, the hottest day in 75 years. Their outrage, however, is misdirected. Blame for this indoor heat wave lies with the government in...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:35 PM
It's almost here: Wegmans' 78th store will open Sept. 18 at the Boulevard at Box Hill in Abingdon, bright and early at 7 a.m. It will be the grocery giant's fourth store in Maryland — other store locations are in Frederick, Hunt Valley and Lanham...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:16 AM
The United Nations predicts that by October, the number of humans on the planet will exceed 7 billion. The organization simultaneously reports that nearly 1 billion people on the planet are hungry. The knee-jerk response is that farmers can't keep up....
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Luckily, the damage from Hurricane Irene was much less than the dire pre-storm predictions. Still, some homeowners along the Eastern Seaboard have sustained wind and flood damage. In certain states, the homeowners may rely on state-mandated catastrophe...
| Oct 23, 2011
To say the Maryland Office of People's Counsel has been busy over the last few years is an understatement.
When it comes to electricity, telephone, gas, and water or sewer matters, the People's Counsel works to ensure that the interests of residential...