| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Forty-five minutes into the one-hour drive from Baltimore to Cafe Tuscany in Westminster, I'm cursing my editor. With all of the restaurants in Baltimore, why is it necessary to go this far out for Italian food? "This place better be worth it," I said...
| Feb 4, 2011
Look at your child, and think of college.
If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
| May 13, 2012
Even people who don't play the market are thinking this week about buying stock in Facebook's initial public offering of shares.
One hundred six years ago, Sears, Roebuck and Co. was its era's version of a hot tech company. Like Facebook, Apple or...
| Nov 15, 2011
It's easy to forget, but 25 years ago the Discover card was introduced by Sears, Roebuck and Co. during the 1986 Super Bowl.
The commercial included a rising sun and a message: "Few things cost you nothing to get and pay you back every day. But now the...
| 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,...