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  • Help For Underwater Homeowners In 2015

    Although most real estate markets have rebounded from their recession lows, this harsh fact remains: About 7 million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity, with mortgage debt at least 25 percent higher than the value of...
  • Charter School Funding Vital For Growth

    Charter School Funding Vital For Growth
    I am the proud mother of three sons who attend Achievement First schools in Hartford. I have a junior and a freshman at the Achievement First Hartford High School and a fifth-grader at the Achievement First Summit Middle School. My family has been part of...
  • Five questions for Mary Ann Hewitt, executive director of the Maryland Council on Economic Education

    Five questions for Mary Ann Hewitt, executive director of the Maryland Council on Economic Education
    The Maryland Council on Economic Education promotes financial literacy for students from kindergarten through 12th grade by developing lesson plans, computer games and materials, and teaching teachers how to use them in an array of classes. The mission,...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Italy's highest court overturns Amanda Knox murder conviction, closing legal saga Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive...
  • Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders

    Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders
    Federal regulators are launching a major crackdown on payday and other short-term, high-interest lenders by proposing tough new regulations to halt the cycle of debt that cripples some consumers. The planned rules from the Consumer Financial...
  • Health concerns spur ban on powdered alcohol

    Health concerns spur ban on powdered alcohol
    Public health officials, Annapolis lawmakers, and the beverage and beer industry have joined to ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it even hit the market in Maryland. The pre-emptive effort comes as concerns grow about the potential health dangers...
  • Fracking not worth the risks

    Fracking not worth the risks
    I applaud The Baltimore Sun for its position in favor of a moratorium on fracking in Maryland ("Fracking deserves a pause," March 25). We are learning more every day of the irreparable damage being done to the environment and health of people living where...
  • 5 Savage Truths about bonds

    5 Savage Truths about bonds
    Bonds are just as risky as stocks. That's a simple fact not recognized by many investors, who still view bonds in their historic sense of being a more secure investment because they have a priority call against a company's assets in case of a bankruptcy....
  • Fracking moratorium is the right step

    Fracking moratorium is the right step
    Your editorial ("Fracking deserves a pause," March 25) got it right on all counts. Fracking simply does not mesh well with our tourist industry in Western Maryland. As one who has enjoyed the riches of our state west of I-270, I shudder to think of what...
  • The Grand Republican Strategy: We Win, You Pay

    The Grand Republican Strategy: We Win, You Pay
    On a recent trip to London, I got into a conversation with a wealthy oil and gas investor about climate change. He didn’t disagree we need to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, he said. His job is to make sure the lights in our homes still...
  • Police blotter

    FRANKFORT SUSPENDED LICENSE: Richard Chrusciel, 28, of the first block of Brushwood, Matteson, was charged with driving on a suspended license, speeding and expired registration after a March 4 stop in the 9500 block of U.S. 30, police said. BURGLARY:...