| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Bond rating agency Standard & Poor's praised Broward County's strong economy and wise county management, boosting the county's bond rating to AAA status with a "stable'' outlook.
With approval from S&P today, I'm posting the agency's analysis here....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust fund is doing something not seen in years: It's beating the stock market.
Under new manager Sam Peters, the fund is up 27.8 percent in the past 12 months, compared with 20.6 percent for the S&P 500 index....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., a highly regarded T. Rowe Price portfolio manager who was also a philanthropist and one of the minority owners of the Orioles, died Aug. 12 of complications from lymphoma at his Ruxton home. He was 68.
"Jack was one of the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Timothy E. Parker, manager of T. Rowe Price's New Era Fund who had announced earlier this year he would be leaving, has decided to remain with the Baltimore-based money manager, the company said.
As previously announced, Parker still will step down as...
| Sep 12, 2013
Everyone is treated like an important part of the company at Virtus Investment Partners, the Hartford-based asset management firm that spun off from The Phoenix Cos. five years ago.
And that's not just lip service at the fast-growing asset management...
| 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 26, 2013
| 4:05 PM
An audit of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture released Thursday uncovered slipshod accounting practices, among them failing to fully inventory its collection and neglecting to file annual reports, in violation...
| Apr 14, 2013
For taxpayers who work best under the pressure of a deadline ... well, that's now.
Returns must be filed by the end of Monday. But there's always a risk when scrambling to get returns in under the wire. You might make a mistake or overlook a valuable...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:49 AM
T. Rowe Price has a reputation as a place where portfolio managers can spend their entire careers.
But over 12 weeks this year, three fund managers left the Baltimore-based investment company or announced plans to do so. Two left suddenly, with a star...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust.
First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:08 PM
My gym membership is a tax deduction. So are my running shoes. And my bike. And my Rush "2112" cycling jersey.
This is because I write about fitness for a living, and if (probably "when") I get audited, I can point to hundreds of articles that prove all...