| Jan 4, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Byron Wien has been publishing a New Year's list of possible economic and political "surprises" for years, often with impressive results. The idea is to identify events that are likely to happen but that the market believes have a low probability of...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 4:22 PM
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:This is the last Sunday in October, and time for folks in Europe to turn their clocks back an hour to European Standard Time. That will reduce the time difference between Baltimore and Paris to just five......
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest.
In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
| Dec 26, 2011
Just as the U.S. economy appears to be improving, four sets of forces could thrust America into an abyss rivaling the Depression.
•First, for decades, Washington has pursued more open global trade and domestic deregulation. These unleashed great...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:27 AM
European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
| Mar 31, 2011
Jeremy Guthrie spends the baseball season in Maryland and the off-season in Utah, but in between, the 31-year-old Orioles starting pitcher is a citizen of the world.
More than a decade ago, Guthrie went on a Mormon mission to Spain, staying nearly two...
| May 5, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Good riddance, Osama bin Laden.
That's one less terrorist I, as a Muslim American, have to worry about ruining my life. But while people filled the streets in Times Square and Pennsylvania Avenue with joy Sunday night, I'm looking at myself in the...
| Jul 24, 2010
Few architects and builders today are recommending trendy architectural elements to clients. Instead, house pros are mining the history of residential design to extract elements and styles that have worked and keep working, hoping to construct timeless...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:59 AM
In March and April of 1917, chaos and confusion in the global agriculture markets led to a series of testy meetings between local farmers and the canneries in Carroll County.
As World War I ended, "county farmers found themselves in an increasingly...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Ed Fishel is a year and three months from retirement. Ask him if he noticed that the stock market plunged last week, and the Monkton man will laugh incredulously.
"Are you kidding me?" he said Friday, less than 24 hours after stock-market indexes...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:41 PM
It's beach season! Time for a week, if you are lucky, on the coast to enjoy all that the Maryland and Delaware shores have to offer — including some really great shopping.
With a built-in captive audience of second-home owners, the Mid-Atlantic...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 2:23 PM
Syria's bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrators reached new levels of brutality this week with the killing of hundreds of civilians in the city of Hama, a hotbed of resistance to the regime of President Bashar Assad. For months, Mr. Assad...