| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:45 AM
It's a common complaint in South Florida: High penalties and fees for overdrawing the balance in your checking account.
Today, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching an inquiry into overdraft programs to see how they are...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Arriving in Baltimore for college in 2004 from her native New York City, Vienna DeGiacomo assumed she would quickly head back north after graduating from Goucher College.
But nearly three years after receiving her English degree, DeGiacomo, 24, is...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 2:25 PM
When the Brookings Institution came out with a listing of the 200 wealthiest metropolitan areas in the entire freaking world, it seemed shockingly weird to see Hartford at the very top and Bridgeport just below at No. 5.
Whenever Connecticut folks...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 6:24 PM
The following are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 5:28 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2012
When President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech Tuesday that big banks are "required to write out a living will," it was the first time that many Americans had heard of the banking rule.
Obama, who appears to be in re-election mode,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:19 AM
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...