| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In a surprising reversal, last week's losing bidder for 1st Mariner Bank got approval Tuesday to buy it — preserving the city's largest independent bank as a Baltimore-based institution.
The group of investors, a mix of locals and out-of-state...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co.
And in the two decades since...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Just 10 days before Christmas 2009, Ganel Appolon found an envelope taped to his front door. He and his family were being evicted from their Tamarac home.
Appolon had fallen behind on his mortgage payments, and the lender repossessed the property...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I have an interest-only loan with one bank and a second mortgage with another. The interest-only loan will change at the beginning of July to require me to make principal and interest payments.
The loans total...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:05 PM
It’s so true: Some things in life you just can’t put a price on.
Until you have to. When it’s up to you to liquidate your parents’ treasure-filled home, you need to price the priceless.
How much for that baby grand piano Mom...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Heavy spending to repair more than 6 million vehicles in the first quarter triggered an 88% plunge in General Motors Co. earnings for the period, compared to a year earlier.
The nation’s largest automaker said it earned just $108 million, or 8...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In 1958, Ed Michelson started a motion picture catering company — Michelson Food Services — and made food for the cast and crew on such classic films as "West Side Story" and "Some Like it Hot."
Michelson was one of the first to operate a...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Dolan Co., which owns The Daily Record, plans to file for bankruptcy-law protection next week, the Minneapolis-based company announced Thursday.
Dolan, a professional services and business information firm, showed signs of mounting financial distress...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Developer Patrick Turner got more time to find an investor for his ambitious Westport waterfront project after a creditor filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition Friday against a company that owns part of the property, blocking a scheduled foreclosure...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages.
Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:38 PM
David Axelrod vs. Steve Schmidt.
Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama versus Republican strategist and senior adviser to Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
That was the setup last week at a University...