| Dec 25, 2013
Smack in the middle of the holiday rush, college applications are due — anxious weeks for high school seniors and their families. To heighten the anxiety, no month passes without a critic proclaiming that college is a pedantic waste of money,...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Galaxy officials said Tuesday the team has acquired Brazilian forward Samuel Rosa Goncalves, known simply as Samuel, on loan from the Fluminense FC team of Brazil's Serie A.
Samuel, 22, had 15 goals in 72 appearances over the last two seasons with...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Delinquencies on consumer loans have hit another all-time low, according to the American Bankers Assn., which says that is good news for the economy as well as for the balance sheets of the banks that are owed money.
Bank credit-card delinquencies...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Mortgage rates leveled off in familiar territory this week, home finance giant Freddie Mac said, with lenders offering 30-year fixed loans to solid buyers at an average of 4.51%, down from 4.53% last week.
Fifteen-year fixed mortgages, popular with...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: Lately I have been reading a lot about how people aren't saving enough for retirement. Every article I read talks about the need to put enough into employers' 401(k) programs to get the maximum possible company match. What do you do when your...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Despite a sharp downturn in its market-leading mortgage business, Wells Fargo & Co. reported a 10% improvement in fourth-quarter earnings as loan losses declined and the San Francisco bank collected higher fees in other businesses.
Wells, which wrote...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
NEW YORK — Massive legal payouts didn't just cost JPMorgan Chase & Co. billions last year. They also cost the Wall Street giant its title as America's most profitable bank.
After weathering a barrage of legal and regulatory assaults in 2013, the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's final budget proposal leaves the state on a sounder fiscal footing than when he took office seven years ago. Though he will not bequeath his successor anything close to the hefty fund balance his predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:17 PM
It looks as if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's fiscal luck is finally turning after starting his term several billion dollars in the hole with somebody else's deficit.
A record tax hike pushed by Mr. Malloy three years ago, a booming stock market that has...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Central Florida's financial institutions are jockeying for position in what could be the banking industry's most competitive year yet since the end of the Great Recession.
With many businesses investing in expansion, consumer confidence strengthening...