| Jul 19, 2013
In a harsh lesson, investors have recently learned that the safest of bonds become vulnerable when interest rates rise. U.S. Treasury bond funds, TIP funds and municipal bond funds have delivered sharp losses in the past two months.
Bonds have been...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Take a look at the brochures for most wedding venues and, chances are, you’ll see the traditional bride and groom. But not at the Four Seasons, located in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood. The four-star luxury hotel has some new...
| Jul 3, 2013
In a shocking loss for individuals who thought they could count on gold to keep them safe, investment statements arriving in household mailboxes soon will show people the unthinkable.
In three months investors in gold have lost 23 percent. The loss is...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Artists and photographers have until Thursday, Sept. 12, to enter the second annual Farm to Frame photo contest at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.
Born from the desire to foster community awareness and involvement in local foods, Farm to Frame...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In Florida, where nearly one of every five nursing homes is on a state "watch list" for poor care, patient advocates say a federally mandated watch-dog program is crumbling — at a time when it's needed most.
"It's really a broken system," said...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Singer-songwriter Billy Don Burns is a man whose name is synonymous with the country music “Outlaw” movement — but to only the truest of diehard fans.
Unlike his cohorts — Johnny Paycheck, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle...
| Aug 21, 2013
When you've been forced to the edge of a cliff and feared a wisp of wind would send you into the abyss, you don't forget that feeling quickly.
And that seems to be the mindset of U.S. consumers as they carry the financial and emotional scars of the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., a highly regarded T. Rowe Price portfolio manager who was also a philanthropist and one of the minority owners of the Orioles, died Aug. 12 of complications from lymphoma at his Ruxton home. He was 68.
"Jack was one of the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Emotions ranged from curiosity, to excitement, to nervousness Wednesday as Washington County Public School students and teachers returned to the classroom or, in some cases, spent their very first day in a school.
At Potomac Heights Elementary School on...
| Aug 10, 2013
During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog.
"I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Early indications are that North Central Michigan College’s new outreach programs are boosting enrollment for fall 2013.
According to Wendy Fought, director of Student Outreach and Engagement, enrollment figures as of July 5 show an increase from...