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  • Senate challenges Obama on Iran

    Senate challenges Obama on Iran
    Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
  • Obama willing to ignore the law when it threatens his Wall Street friends

    With each passing day, I regret more and more having voted for President Obama. One can't judge a book by its cover, nor can one judge a politician by his speeches, no matter how articulate. In August, Mr. Obama told the Justice Department to ignore...
  • First Mariner's Hale retires

    First Mariner's Hale retires
    Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore trucking magnate and developer, said Friday that he has retired as chief executive and chairman of First Mariner Bancorp — the banking company he built, only to scramble in the housing market collapse and recession...
  • Banks to no longer sell paper U.S. savings bonds

    Thank cost-cutting for this change to the U.S. savings bond program: Starting next year, you won’t be able to buy paper savings bonds at banks and other financial institutions. Getting rid of this paper work is expected to save taxpayers more than...
  • Bank of America upheaval an opportunity for local competitors

    Bank of America upheaval an opportunity for local competitors
    On the day last week that Bank of America announced sweeping cost-cuts, including the elimination of 30,000 jobs, executives at BlueRidge Bank celebrated a milestone for the three-year-old financial company. The Frederick-based community bank opened a...
  • BGE customers unhappy with website upgrade

    BGE customers unhappy with website upgrade
    Baltimore Gas & Electric has upgraded its website and customer interface software. As often happens in these matters, not all seems to be going smoothly. I've heard from several customers who are having problems with the site. Says one: "Have you tried...
  • Credit unions work to attract big-bank customers

    Credit unions work to attract big-bank customers
    Ken Rose is a Bank of America customer, but he has also done business for years with Destinations Credit Union in Parkville. Now, with the bank's announcement that it will charge many debit-card users a $5 monthly fee, the Edmondson Village resident...
  • Q&A: Why bank reforms lead to bank fees

    Q&A: Why bank reforms lead to bank fees
    The first reports of big banks instituting new fees for using debit cards and for certain checking accounts really riled customers. Clifford Rossi, a professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, is well suited to...
  • Credit unions report surge after Bank Transfer Day

    Credit unions report surge after Bank Transfer Day
    Local credit unions are reporting a flood of new members during October as the Occupy movement and recent Bank Transfer Day drive customers away from corporate institutions. First Entertainment Credit Union, which has two branches in Burbank and seven...
  • 22 companies are listed for alleged Iran ties, sanctions

    The state Board of Public Works is expected to put 22 companies on notice Wednesday that they must show they are not investing in Iran's energy sector or be disqualified from doing business with the state. The companies are the first to be targeted under...
  • Guide: Where to find help as a consumer

    When Crunch Fitness took over the Bally's Total Fitness gym location in Newport News, Mickey Marcella, of Newport News, wanted a refund on his contract since the new owners removed the swimming pool and sauna facilities. Joseph David, of Virginia Beach,...