| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:25 AM
As a University of Maryland graduate and a member of the Fourth Estate’s sporting wing, I’ve been asked my take on the alma mater’s athletic departure from the ACC to the Big Ten.
After careful consideration, I point out that Peyton...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:28 PM
I am sitting in the private theater of a showplace Westport, Connecticut home, watching a Blu-ray DVD of J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call on the large screen. My host, Stephen, who has cracked open some cold beers and provided a big bowl of potato chips,...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:27 PM
A former Securities and Exchange Commission official said greater disclosure of investment banks' highest-paid employees – aside from corporate officers – would not necessarily aid shareholders.
Lynn Turner, who was the SEC’s chief...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:06 PM
Both chambers of the state legislature voted Wednesday night in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's controversial plan to recruit the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory to Farmington with a $291 million offer to construct a new building and create 300 direct...