| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin called on pension officials Wednesday to take new steps to cut costs — possibly by merging the management of two of its three retirement systems.
During the recession and in its aftermath, pension costs for...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Profits at Corporate Office Properties Trust, a Columbia-based owner and developer of office parks, rose for the three months that ended Dec. 31, as the real estate investment trust finished repositioning its portfolio.
"We have completed the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:01 PM
People like rich, tasty food — and sweet, smooth desserts.
That's a recipe the Cheesecake Factory Inc. has been following for more than three decades.
The company's roots can be traced to the home kitchen of Evelyn Overton, who ran a small baked...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The gleaming new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore that greets visitors entering the city on Russell Street rises from gritty surroundings, flanked by a Holiday Inn Express and a concrete bunker-like block of storage units.
Those two neighboring properties...
| Oct 12, 2013
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. faces a difficult fight in its $2.3 billion quest to acquire rival Men's Wearhouse, experts say.
And that's not only because Houston-based Men's Wearhouse said it doesn't want to sell out to Jos. A. Bank.
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown and the debt limit have dominated the headlines, but a behind-the-scenes fight over federal mortgage policy has been brewing and it could affect your choices the next time you apply for a home loan.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:39 PM
An Elkridge development of 208 apartments sold Tuesday for $44.1 million to a Los Angeles-based investment group, the brokerage firm handling the deal announced.
JRK Investors Inc. will own and manage Belmont Station, said Jeff Coles, senior broker with...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:55 PM
T. Rowe Price, an anchor institution in downtown Baltimore for decades, said Thursday that it plans to remain in its Pratt Street headquarters through 2027, quelling fears that it would be lured to move to the county or the city's hot properties farther...
| Dec 17, 2013
A reader from the Northeast recently started working for an investment bank that specializes in helping companies to establish employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). ESOPs are often used as a way for companies to give employees an ownership stake in...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On some days, Christopher Batsche can walk away with hundreds of dollars with a $2 buy in. But he's not heading to casinos and he isn't playing online poker.
Instead, the 27-year-old from Cincinnati goes to a website before the day's Major League...
| Jul 19, 2013
Venture capitalists invested $318 million in young Maryland companies from April through June, an increase of 115 percent from the first quarter, according to a report released Friday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
About half of that financing, or $150...