| Mar 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
The week's nearly expired and I still owe you a...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Some citizens aren't waiting to find out if the White House and Republicans in Congress will be able to reach a last-minute deal to pull the country away from the "fiscal cliff."
They are selling securities while capital gains tax rates are still low...
| Nov 25, 2012
After the big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits across the country want you to spend more — on Giving Tuesday.
This is a fundraising initiative in which nonprofits and even big corporations will encourage people to make a...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Vocus, a Beltsville digital marketing company that's growing fast, has a number of useful services for marketers and public relations pros. One of them is PRWeb, a news release service that disseminates business announcements all over the web.
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones can make diving catches and hit mammoth homers, but on Friday we will find out how good he is at ... bell ringing.
Jones will ring the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on Friday afternoon...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The drumbeat for weeks has been that $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester would be so horrendous for the economy that lawmakers in Washington would be forced to compromise by the March 1 deadline.
When no deal was...
| Nov 18, 2012
When Gail Folena-Wasserman joined Gaithersburg biotechnology startup MedImmune in 1991, she was its first employee in research and development, and dreamed of what the company might be "when it grew up."
Two decades later, the senior vice president for...
| Apr 7, 2013
Millennial Media's stock has lost three-fourths of its value since the Canton company went public a year ago as an established force in the mobile advertising market. Ask CEO Paul Palmieri about that, and he'll repeat what he deems wise words from a...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:56 PM
An Annapolis-based financier of clean energy infrastructure amended its plans to sell stock to the public, more than doubling its target to $250 million.
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc., which provides debt and equity...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Good thing Ron Shapiro isn’t a told-you-so kinda guy.
Not after The New York Times reported recently on how Chinese companies are finding a back door into the U.S. stock market.
Shapiro, a prominent sports agent-attorney whose clients have...
| 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 —...