| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Near the cornfields on Old Frederick and Sand Hill roads in Marriottsville stands a slice of suburbia, and there's often trouble brewing.
Some drunk might be getting out of hand at The Greene Turtle. An armed robber could be holding up the Columbia...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:30 AM
When I heard that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was making a trip to Maryland to lure businesses out of our state, I had to laugh out loud ("Gov. Rick Perry to visit Maryland with pitch for Texas," Sept. 12).
Mr. Perry has visited Illinois, Missouri,...
| Sep 22, 2013
The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit.
The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Patapsco Bancorp Inc. announced Monday that Phil Phillips has been named president and CEO of the Dundalk-based bank holding company.
Phillips, who had been executive vice president, replaces Michael J. Dee, who resigned from the positions he had held...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Fear not, boardwalk vacationers. Labor Day may be approaching, but one of summer's favorite pastimes, the Whac-A-Mole game, is getting an extended run. We speak, of course, of Maryland's unceasing efforts to protect consumers from unscrupulous payday...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Maryland's financial regulator is trying to stop illegal online payday loans by going after the banks that help make the loans possible.
"Without the payday lender's bank, the payday lender can't operate in my state," said Mark Kaufman, commissioner with...
| Aug 25, 2013
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke plans to step down when his term expires at the end of January — if not sooner — and President Barack Obama is expected to nominate a successor this fall.
Right now, the front-runners appear to be former...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire?
But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:09 AM
T. Rowe Price said it was selling its bank to New York financier Jacob M. Safra for about $24 million in light of new banking regulations that would limit other aspects of the Baltimore-based money manager's business.
The bank was launched in 2000 as an...
| May 24, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Talbot Bank of Easton, Maryland said Friday it has entered into a consent order with federal and state regulators.
That order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation of Maryland requires the bank to...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I must take issue with letter writer Stanley Glinka's assertion that it was "the policy of forcing banks to give loans to people who could not afford them" that led to our current financial mess ("Stop blaming Bush," May 1).
First of all, we need to...