| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Dunbar Armored has been in the armored-car business for nearly 90 years. But the Hunt Valley-based company now is branching into a new way to protect banks' and businesses' money and valuables: cybersecurity.
The company is launching a subsidiary, Dunbar...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:36 PM
"All Gods were immortal."
— Stanislaw Lec
And also brands, the gods of the marketplace. Earthquakes may strike, dynasties may fall and locusts may devour the crops, but Oldsmobile and Pan Am are forever. Never mind.
But about the death of...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 6:38 PM
On the day after Thanksgiving, I ate leftovers, went to a movie, ate more leftovers, and put gas in my car in preparation for a trip to the Rose Bowl for the UCLA-Stanford football game the following day.
Oh yes, I might also have been the victim of a...
| Aug 27, 2013
A federal court ruling has dealt a setback to Chicago's efforts, and to potentially those of municipalities around the country, to maintain some of the vacant properties caught in the limbo of the foreclosure process.
Chicago's ordinance, which took...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
And he's still...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:07 PM
NEW YORK — Corporate America has increasingly found itself under siege by hackers backed by organized criminals and foreign governments alike.
A group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for knocking the New York Times'...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Gina Blandin has a theory about what caused the flooding disaster that befell New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck last August, an idea that has little to do with engineering studies or physical evidence and everything to do with the poisonous...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Maryland for years benefited from its close proximity to the nation's capital, but the mandatory federal spending cuts called sequestration will be a drag on the state's economy for the next couple of years, said the president of the Federal Reserve...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:21 PM
More people live in poverty in Baltimore's suburbs than in the city itself, part of a nationwide shift that is challenging the largely urban assistance network built up over decades.
Suburban poverty in the Baltimore area grew 58 percent between 2000 and...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Four area nonprofits will receive support through Irvine-based financial institution First Foundation's Supporting Our Communities initiative, the company announced in a news release.
The donations to the Orangewood Children's Foundation, Court...