| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It may seem surprising that some forms of real estate have been among the most reliable of investments.
Real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, invest in and own properties such as shopping centers, apartments, offices and industrial facilities....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:30 PM
To get more yield, you generally have to take on more risk. But in the case of dividend-paying stocks, that may not always be the case. Some high-yielders, such as AT&T (symbol T; recent price, $38; yield, 4.7 percent), Verizon Communications (VZ; $50; 4....
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Swiss bank UBS will cut 10,000 jobs as it exits from its fixed-income trading business and tries to cut costs and concentrate on wealth management.
The Zurich, Switzerland-based institution, which stated that it is “significantly reshaping its...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The state Public Utility Commission issued a report today to state lawmakers about how electric companies performed during Hurricane Sandy. Overall, the commission gave utilities high marks, but suggested areas for improvement. Utilities turned to...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players.
Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
| Sep 22, 2013
The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit.
The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Legg Mason Inc. announced the appointment of Dennis M. Kass, an independent director and former CEO, as its new chairman during the annual shareholders meeting Tuesday.
Kass, 62, joined the board of the Baltimore-based money manager in April and replaces...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Sinking money into real estate investment trusts is considered to be one of Wall Street's most complex investments.
Owning shares of REITs gives investors an opportunity to get investment exposure to real estate, including apartments, shopping centers...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:09 PM
When reports surfaced that Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. had bid for a designer jeans maker, CEO R. Neal Black said the company's board decided it had to go public with plans to pursue potential acquisitions.
While the Hampstead-based men's apparel...