| Nov 17, 2013
"Sixty years ago, it was hard to find people who doubted that each generation would be larger than the last. ... (G)overnments and employers built optimistic growth projections into their pension programs. They assumed that revenue and the workforce would...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Those of you who read my first book ("Turn This Car Around") will recall my indictment of the many contributors to our historic mortgage industry meltdown and worldwide recession, AKA "The greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression," per...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:33 PM
When Osiris Therapeutics disclosed an agreement last week resolving concerns from federal regulators, the Columbia biotech firm pitched it as a win.
The deal doesn't require changes to its marketing of Grafix bandages, Osiris said, and also gives it...
| 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...
| 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....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Larry Charles has come on board to direct the indie comedy "A Walk In The Woods" with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte starring.
IM Global is selling international territories at the American Film Market. The project had been for sale at Cannes.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Chrysler Group Realty is asking Tinley Park for a sales tax incentive totaling a maximum $3 million to build a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram facility on 159th Street, village officials said.
The company plans to build a combined dealership franchise at 8325...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Early childhood education has become the hot topic in Maryland's governor's race. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a Democrat, made his first policy proposal of the campaign today with a call for universal pre-k for 4-year-olds. His announcement came a week...
| 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....
| 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...