| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:05 PM
By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — It's been a fantastic time for stocks, but it's been even better for shares of small companies like Zale Corp.
The small Texas company's shares rocketed more than 280% last year, propelled by investors who expect lovebirds to...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:16 AM
The stock market's banner year brought good news to Baltimore money management firms, with leaders pointing to a rising tide that buoyed their funds and their companies' prospects.
Market indices soared in 2013, with the S&P 500 up almost 30 percent,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — Veteran stock trader Alan Valdes remembers the excesses of Wall Street during the 1990s: fat paychecks, drugs after hours and lavish spending on flashy cars.
"The Wolf of Wall Street," Martin Scorsese's new portrayal of the notorious...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
One of the worst epithets that can be leveled at a politician these days is to call him a "redistributionist." Yet 2013 marked one of the biggest redistributions in recent American history -- a redistribution upward, from average working people to the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Sometimes, the best mixer for premium liquor is a big name.
Diageo, the large British beverage company, has teamed with rapper-turned-entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs to acquire high-end tequila brand DeLeon.
The partnership between Diageo and Combs...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Nearly a decade after Rupert Murdoch moved his company's corporate headquarters to New York from his native Australia, his television and film company is moving to withdraw almost completely from Australia.
21st Century Fox announced late Wednesday that...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The Economy of You by Kimberly Palmer, AMACOM, 240 pages, $21.95
With today's job insecurity, more people are supplementing their income with side work. In "The Economy of You," Palmer details how people are tapping into their entrepreneurial side to...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Production is now underway on "Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon," a Chinese feature film that is a product of the country's booming micro-film trend.
The film is the first feature to be produced by Youku Originals, a production subsidiary...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The Dolan Co., owner of The Daily Record in Baltimore, has signaled financial distress by hiring a restructuring officer, deciding against paying a dividend and disclosing that it received a warning from the New York Stock Exchange over its low stock...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: Our primary and rental properties carry 15-year mortgages at 3.125 percent. We are in the second year for both loans, and both properties have about 45 percent equity.
Even though the mortgage interest rate on...