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  • Sullivan named Legg Mason CEO and president

    Sullivan named Legg Mason CEO and president
    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...
  • The deficit control policy Democrats and Republicans can love

    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...
  • Investment Capital Flows Into Real Estate

    ADVERTORIAL CONTENT 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...
  • Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives

    Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives
    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...
  • 'Green' gas plan offers climate-friendly home heating

    'Green' gas plan offers climate-friendly home heating
    (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...
  • Sparrows Point assistance events draw hundreds

    Sparrows Point assistance events draw hundreds
    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...
  • Delicious Delaware is tasty beach retreat

    Delicious Delaware is tasty beach retreat
    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...
  • Md. has one of nation's tightest markets for vacant residential lots

    Md. has one of nation's tightest markets for vacant residential lots
    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...
  • Legg Mason reports loss of nearly $454 million

    Legg Mason reports loss of nearly $454 million
    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...
  • Almost 1 in 5 Baltimore-area homeowners underwater

    Almost 1 in 5 Baltimore-area homeowners underwater
    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...
  • Investor calls for TeleCommunication Systems Inc. to be sold or merged

    Investor calls for TeleCommunication Systems Inc. to be sold or merged
    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,...
  • "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner

    "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner
    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...