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  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda

    WASHINGTON — After nearly four decades as a Washington lawyer and lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries, Tom Wheeler was eager to revive long-stalled initiatives as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. But within...
  • Conflict-of-interest questions raised in 1st Mariner fight

    Conflict-of-interest questions raised in 1st Mariner fight
    High finance is a small world, just as Baltimore is a small town, and it showed as potential conflicts of interest cropped up during a fight over ownership of the city's biggest local bank. Two groups bid for 1st Mariner Bank in an April 10 auction, held...
  • Metal-and-mesh threeASFOUR costume worn by Lady Gaga up for bid

    Metal-and-mesh threeASFOUR costume worn by Lady Gaga up for bid
    An elaborate costume worn by Lady Gaga for a Harper's Bazaar photo shoot is on the online auction block, according to the folks at the Nate D. Sanders auction house. Lot number 352, designed by design collective threeASFOUR and donned by Gaga for a...
  • Michelle and Barack Obama get kids to exercise at Easter egg roll

    Michelle and Barack Obama get kids to exercise at Easter egg roll
    At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, the focus was on health, not chocolate, with exercise stations and healthy eating tips thanks to fitness-focused First Lady Michelle Obama. She even got the president, in shirtsleeves and khakis, to...
  • Daniel Loeb keeps up pressure on Sotheby's

    Daniel Loeb keeps up pressure on Sotheby's
    Daniel Loeb, the lightening-rod hedge-fund manager, continued his assault on Sotheby's this week with a letter to the art auction house's shareholders asking them to vote for a new slate of board members that would include Loeb himself. In the letter,...
  • Crescenta Valley cluster PTA: Taste of Montrose scheduled for May 4

    The annual Taste of Montrose, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4, is a wonderful opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by an array of participating Montrose restaurants and support an important student program. Tickets are $20...
  • Although he's not 100 percent, J.J. Hardy returns to lineup

    Although he's not 100 percent, J.J. Hardy returns to lineup
    TORONTO — Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said he isn't 100 percent recovered from his strained right hamstring, but he's healthy enough to return to the lineup. Hardy returned to the lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers...
  • 'Created collectibles' do have value for interested buyers

    Q: How do I find value of my complete set of "100 Great Events of the 20th Century?" There are 100 coins plus their display box. A: Our reader does not tell us who made the set, but I assume that it was a product by the Franklin Mint. Widely known in the...
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

     The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure
    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
  • Broadcast lobbyist Gordon Smith blasts FCC in speech at NAB show

    Broadcast lobbyist Gordon Smith blasts FCC in speech at NAB show
    The broadcasting industry's top lobbyist said the Federal Communications Commission needs to work closer with the industry rather than trying to undermine it through regulatory measures that favor would-be competitors. "Over the past five years, there...
  • 1st Mariner Bank heads to auction

    1st Mariner Bank heads to auction
    The future of 1st Mariner, Baltimore's largest independent bank, could be decided this week. A bankruptcy judge approved First Mariner Bancorp's request last month to sell its bank as part of the parent company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Bids for...