| May 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
— The federal agency best known for paying retirement benefits is shutting down a curious side business it began nearly 70 years ago: helping people connect with long-lost relatives.
Since the end of World War II, the Social Security Administration...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:49 PM
In some ways, North Dakota's oil boom is the envy of the nation--it's one of the few places where endless traffic jams are regarded as a sign of progress.
The toll in lives, however, is horrific, as a report issued today by the AFL-CIO documents. The...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Many held signs reading "End Poverty Pay at Johns Hopkins Hospital." Some repeated union rally chants. Others brought their children and family for support. All gathered Saturday at the Inner Harbor to demand better wages and benefits from the world-...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. may be poised to at least double its previously announced expansion in Melbourne, a move that could mean $500 million in capital investment and a total of 1,800 jobs in aircraft design work, according to published reports Wednesday....
| May 5, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Spurred by outrage from fans and players alike, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted with admirable swiftness in addressing the blatant racism of Donald Sterling. Now the NBA should turn its attention to a more subtle and pervasive form of racial...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The CEO of Alexion, the Cheshire-based pharmaceutical company that makes the most expensive drug in the world, received $30.15 million in compensation last year, according to a federal filing Wednesday.
Alexion, which developed a biologic drug from CEO...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For years, the city has fought blight with excavators, clawing down abandoned and decrepit buildings. This month, it started to attack its vacant home problem by hand, signing off on a plan to take apart a selection of houses brick by brick....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked.
"I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy.
The former Bell administrator was pale and baggy-eyed, and his thinning hair had turned gray....
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
With four children age 11 and younger, Krista and Chris Marren have plenty of demands on their pocketbook. Even so, the Glen Mills, Pa., couple, who are in their early forties, have amassed $1 million in their retirement...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:46 PM
As private-sector companies that offer traditional pensions grow scarce, individuals are left to navigate retirement savings largely on their own, often turning to employer-sponsored 401(k) programs to help create a nest egg.
Those who don't can turn...