| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors.
The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Bridgette Sullenger knows what it takes to survive difficult times.
Sullenger is an ordained minister who works with patients in hospice care. Sullenger also leads group counseling sessions for those left behind.
"Every day, I'm around people who...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:04 PM
No one needs to convince the people running Green Bay Packaging's box-making plant in Hunt Valley that energy efficiency pays off.
The last time they got assistance making nips and tucks to their process, they lowered electricity use 1 percent even as...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It doesn't always pay for young borrowers to add parents, grandparents or other relatives as co-signers to get a lower interest rate on a student loan from a bank.
In some cases, when the co-signer dies or falls into bankruptcy, the action may trigger an...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Toano-based Lumber Liquidators will host its annual April sale from April 24-28.
According to a company press release, "The sale's success has become legendary in Lumber Liquidators' culture. Lines wrapped around its stores on the first day and, 11...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2014
The founder of 1st Mariner launched the Baltimore bank as an alternative to big, faceless, out-of-state institutions at a time when banks based elsewhere had rapidly gobbled up 30 percent of the Maryland market.
Now — 19 years and many...
| 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 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Allowing student loan debt to be discharged under bankruptcy laws, as recently advocated by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is a matter of fairness.
Currently, student loans are not dischargeable. Many people oppose the senator's proposal because they think it...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:35 PM
A bankruptcy judge approved First Mariner Bancorp's request to auction off its Baltimore bank quickly, a process that drew heated objections from creditors and the U.S. trustee.
Judge David E. Rice set the deadline to bid on 1st Mariner Bank for April 7,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The long-rumored merger between American Airlines and US Airways appeared to move a step closer early this month when Tom Horton, American's chief executive, announced that the two carriers were in "discussions" and that a decision would be made "within a...