| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:42 PM
When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:50 AM
In the past few years, real estate has increasingly become an investment option that’s difficult to ignore. With moderated pricing and historic financing conditions, the costs associated with acquiring investment properties...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Another cigarette tax proposal is coming our way — and I'm all for it.
As a father, a clergyman and a member of the community, I wholeheartedly support the new Healthy Maryland Initiative proposal to discourage tobacco use through cigarette tax...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
(An earlier version of this post included incorrect information about Maryland Gas & Electric, its pricing and whether it offers a "green" gas plan involving carbon offsets. The Sun regrets the errors.)
(Another in an occasional...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:29 PM
More than 700 people turned out for workshops Tuesday connecting laid-off Sparrows Point workers with information about health insurance, training and other aid.
An even larger number is expected at additional sessions scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:46 AM
Many summer resorts boast spectacular beaches and a vast array of fabulous accommodations. So what distinguishes one beach town from another? Along coastal Delaware, it's the indigenous flavors that set it apart from its sand-strewn neighbors to the north...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Wooded land is plentiful around The Pointe at ArundelPreserve, a subdivision at one end of a massive mixed-use development off Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover.
But as is happening throughout Maryland, finished home lots — barren plats that are...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Legg Mason Inc. reported Friday a $453.9 million loss for the third quarter, following a previously announced $734 million writedown of certain assets.
On a per-share basis, the Baltimore-based money manager lost $3.45. For the corresponding quarter a...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Three years after the official end of the longest recession since World War II, nearly one in five mortgaged homes in the Baltimore metro area was still underwater, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic.
In the second quarter of this year, 18.3...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:10 PM
An activist investor's push for a sale or merger at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. may be gaining traction.
J. Carlo Cannell has been accumulating shares and now holds a roughly 5.8 percent stake in the Annapolis company. In a letter to TCS last week,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:50 AM
What if you could be greener and save money at the same time?
Well, you can. By switching your home’s power to “green” electricity, you can reduce your household’s contribution to climate change by 24 percent while also...