| Aug 6, 2011
| 9:30 AM
I'm writing in response to the photo of the traders on the stock exchange floor with their heads in their hands ("Summer plunge," Aug. 5). My heart goes out to those little brats in their $3,000 suits . Especially the one with the $10,000 wristwatch. Next...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There will be investigations and already there are lawsuits over the rollout of Facebook's overhyped IPO last week, but no investigation is necessary into the reason for the outrage over the stock's rapid fall. It's called human nature.
It is the same...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 5:27 PM
Investors watched stock markets swoon and economists fretted about the nation's fragile recovery on the first day of trading after the unprecedented downgrade of the nation's credit rating.
But amid the gloom Monday were a few bright spots for consumers:...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:54 PM
Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days.
The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:27 PM
As if foreclosures, high unemployment and tight credit weren't enough, would-be homebuyers in the Baltimore region got more fodder for wariness Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points and a new local report showed...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Graduating Randallstown High School senior Brian McNair was wary of the Facebook IPO hype. Though he saw his fellow students buying into it, he had a gut feeling the risk was too high.
McNair, 17, steered clear of the social media giant's stock and...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Susan Fulton says about 100 clients of her Bethesda asset-management firm were "up for the risk" last month and invested a total of $1 million the day Facebook went public.
"We bought it at the open, though we couldn't get confirmation on their trades,"...
| Aug 14, 2011
Veteran money manager Brian Kroneberger Jr. didn't sleep well last week — and neither did his clients — as markets whipsawed and the Dow Jones industrial average posted Tums-popping losses and heart-pounding gains on a daily basis.
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The $245 million settlement that Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group agreed to pay is the largest of its kind to resolve allegations of market manipulation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Details of the settlement emerged Monday, the...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Banker John Delaney knew that Maryland's ruling Democrats had someone else in mind to become the state's next 6th District congressman.
But the 48-year-old multimillionaire from Potomac jumped into the race anyway. And despite early missteps, Delaney's...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. approved a two-for-one split of its outstanding common stock, the first since the sports apparel maker went public in November 2005, the company said Monday.
Shares of Under Armour have climbed 65 percent in a one-year...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Apple made headlines again last week, but this time they weren't entirely about the new iPad.
The tech behemoth announced that it would start paying a quarterly dividend worth $2.65 per share beginning in July. That amounts to nearly $10 billion to be...