| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Beginning next summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will host Condor Airlines, a German carrier offering service to continental Europe and adding some needed heft to the airport's "international" stock.
Condor will provide...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It's impossible to know whether Occupy Wall Street will coalesce into a political movement, but there's little question Wall Street is still up to its old tricks.
Right now the Street is dedicating all its lobbying power to water down regulations...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:55 AM
Columbus Day came and went this week with little fanfare. Some folks were off for a Monday holiday; others had to work.
It wasn't the focal point of a lot of celebration, pomp or public pageantry, though in some communities and in some places it is a...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Being a geopolitical analyst and forecaster often means having to explain to people in America how and why a single event in Africa, Russia or China will directly impact them. One such event is the French presidential election set for May 2012, for...
| Dec 18, 2011
Chandeliers were the first thing Joe Niermann designed. And it was five years before he sold one. Now the bejeweled iron and crystal silhouettes are his signature.
"I don't really care for the crystals, one way or the other," said Niermann, though...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same.
Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This week, President Obama travels to Wall Street, where he'll demand -- in light of the Street's continuing antics since the bailout, as well as its role in watering down the Volcker rule -- that the Glass-Steagall Act be resurrected and big banks be...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Seventy years ago today, at shortly before 8 in the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii, the first wave of Japanese aircraft attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War II.
But two days before the attack,...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:24 AM
People who want chocolate a cut above the stuff found near grocery store checkout lines have plenty of big-name national brands to choose from.
But connoisseurs know the only way to get truly fine chocolate is to find a local chocolatier.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The way health care is administered in the United States is unsustainable and in need of fundamental reengineering — right? During the 2008 presidential race, the country appeared to be in agreement on this point. But that all changed somewhere,...
| Sep 13, 2012
It would seem that we're now at the stage of global economic lunacy where the worldwide socialist slide is so far gone that the president of Russia is lecturing the world, and particularly Europe, about the risks of socialism.
Speaking at the Asia-...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:17 AM
I know some of my more parochial colleagues can't get past the troubles CNN continues to have in its prime-time American operation.
And I am right up there in being dismayed by some of the moves management has made with Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker,...