| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Margin Call (R)
Directed by J.C. Chando
J. C. Chandor's Margin Call is one of those films that speaks to a zeitgeist. Now is the time of depressing downsizing — but that's been true for a decade. More to the point: Now is the time of a take-...
| Dec 20, 2011
Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from...
| Dec 22, 2011
Two terrible September days sum up the first decade of the new American millennium.
The first, of course, was Sept. 11, 2001. Osama bin Laden's suicide terrorists that morning hit the Pentagon, knocked down the World Trade Center, killed 3,000 Americans,...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Shaky Europe. Political gridlock. Volatile markets.
Familiar themes for those who lived through 2011, and investors should be ready to revisit them next year.
With a spiraling debt crisis in Europe, political upheaval around the world, and crumbling...
| Oct 28, 2012
The lessons of Lehman Brothers, Chicagoan Anton Valukas says, haven't been learned.
He would know. As the man charged by the bankruptcy court with getting to the bottom of what caused the largest bankruptcy in history, the Jenner & Block chairman and...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:20 AM
Noted short-seller David Einhorn targeted Amazon and Martin Marietta Materials on Wednesday but was curiously silent on Herbalife.
The hedge fund manager's opinion on a given company can send the shares plunging -- or soaring.
Shares of Herbalife surged...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Long-term unemployment is “a real problem” facing the U.S. economy, a lead economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond said Wednesday during a bankers roundtable at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College near Martinsburg.
| May 31, 2012
| 5:29 PM
A Chicago investment adviser who once represented former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen was indicted on federal charges, accused of defrauding a suburban bank and two of his clients of more than $3.2 million, the U.S. Attorney’s office...
| Jun 11, 2012
Charles Evans believes the nation's unemployment rate is unacceptably high, and he has a plan to get Americans back to work.
In an election year, this sounds like political rhetoric. But Evans isn't running for office.
As president and chief executive...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:16 PM
In the summer of 2007, house prices in the United States began falling, ending a 15-year-long climb.
Prices fell 5 percent by the end of the year and 15 percent by the summer of 2010. That decline continues today; this spring, house prices fell to 20...