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  • Home sales rose, prices fell in Baltimore area in July

    Home sales rose, prices fell in Baltimore area in July
    As if foreclosures, high unemployment and tight credit weren't enough, would-be homebuyers in the Baltimore region got more fodder for wariness Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points and a new local report showed...
  • Recalling a steeper stock market plunge

    Recalling a steeper stock market plunge
    Despite the wild ride our retirement accounts took this month, knock wood it wasn't the week that was — in October 1929. On Tuesday, Wall Street rallied, at least temporarily, and then yo-yo'd through the week. On Oct. 29, 81 years ago, the...
  • Wall Street takes local companies for a ride

    Wall Street takes local companies for a ride
    Two local publicly-held companies came close to double-digit declines when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 519 points Wednesday. DineEquaity, owner of Applebee's and IHOP, saw its stock drop by 9.9% after it lost $3.93 to close at $35.60 per...
  • A Word, Please: You say 'indices,' she says 'indexes'

    On the day I’m writing this, I’m about 3% wealthier than I was the day before, when I was about 5% wealthier than the day before, at which point I was about 10% poorer than I was the day before that. I watch the stock market a lot. I’...
  • Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury

    Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury
    If it has been a while since you've driven through the heart of this Eastern Shore city, the buildings might come as a shock. One after another, they tower shiny and modern above the chain restaurants and strip-mall shops that dominate Route 13. The...
  • Tillman proves that patience really is a virtue

    Tillman proves that patience really is a virtue
    Admit it. Most everyone around here had long since given up on Chris Tillman being a productive major league starting pitcher. He had been up and down more than the Dow Jones Industrial Average and his inability to stick at the major league level seemed...
  • Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers

    Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers
    Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
  • Romney and the doomsayers

    Romney and the doomsayers
    The U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in about four years. Real estate foreclosure filings fell last month to the lowest number since the summer of 2007. Meanwhile, the stock market has enjoyed a pretty nice 2012, with the Dow Jones...
  • Dow is up: Happy days here again?

    Dow is up: Happy days here again?
    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
  • With debt deal done, Obama sees need now for new spending on bridges, roads, unemployment

     
    Obama says we must live within our means, but meanwhile we need many new 'investments.'...
  • Dow Jones plunges 512 points; but don't worry, President Obama's birthday parties unaffected

     
    Dow Jones drops but Obama still talks more spending and gets two more birthday parties....