| Mar 17, 2013
Ten isn't the charm.
The Dow Jones industrial average set records for eight days and rallied 10 days, but on Friday the market lost it, declining 25 points to 14,514. Analysts attributed some of the downturn to a slide in consumer confidence to 71.8...
| Apr 24, 2013
Corporate earnings reports have pacified investors this week after a bout of selling followed renewed concerns about a global slowdown last week.
It's not that companies have provided dazzling first-quarter results. Many are continuing to make their...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:00 AM
We are all cliff dwellers now — wondering about our fate as the Dec. 31 deadline looms for the economy's potential plunge amid political bickering about tax increases and the nation's debt.
In fact, the time to be rescued from a potential fall...
| Jun 19, 2013
The warnings have sounded.
In a dress rehearsal for the drama that might lie ahead in bonds and stocks, investors are discovering that some of the investments they thought would be fairly safe for income can deliver sudden losses. Popular dividend-...
| Jan 27, 2013
The stock market is at a five-year high after gaining 13.4 percent last year and carrying investors on a remarkable four-week run so far in 2013.
With the Standard & Poor's 500 index up 5 percent in less than a month, investors are torn between...
| Jul 27, 2009
Students of the fine art of pointing fingers know that the key thing is to not make yourself look like an idiot in the process.
By that standard, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System just flunked.
In a lawsuit filed this month in...
| Feb 27, 2010
If you've heard about the turmoil in overseas markets -- the demonstrations in Greece, the Federal Reserve Board's investigation of Wall Street's role in hiding the debt crisis there and talk of a possible default -- then I'm guessing you're a tad worried...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 9:10 AM
At the risk of sending you straight for the comics: This is a story about numbers.
But before sprinting to Mallard Fillmore and Doonesbury, know that these numbers reveal plenty about individual college head coaches and their commitment to education.
| Sep 4, 2010
— When it comes to the economy, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wants to remind everyone: Her boss inherited this mess. She said so numerous times during a less than 20-minute interview in the West Wing Thursday on the Obama...
| Oct 19, 2010
Maryland and most other states outlaw "pay for performance" for political lobbyists for a very good reason.
Experience has shown, going back to an 1853 case involving a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad lobbyist and the Virginia Legislature, that rewarding...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:03 PM
By Elizabeth Johns
Special to The Herald-Mail
Almost everyone collects something. As a famous book collector once said: "After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sport of all."
Few of us collect books, but many enjoy the exhilaration...