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  • Michelle Obama biography embodies highly specific version of the American Dream

    If the Barack Obama story is about carving out an identity from a multicultural, biracial upbringing with an absent father, then the Michelle LaVaughn Robinson story is about how to be black and successful in America, as well as how to be successful and...
  • Legislature appears no closer to property tax relief

    Legislature appears no closer to property tax relief
    HARRISBURG — In an out of-the-way hearing room in the state Capitol on Tuesday, lawmakers earnestly and quietly debated a taxing nuisance that has vexed the Legislature for generations and could tie up passage of Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal...
  • GE and Gap Imports are big market movers

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE General Electric Co., up $2.78 to $28.51 The company is selling its lending business as it focuses on its industrial divisions. It...
  • City officials welcome passage of bill to limit tax sales

    City officials welcome passage of bill to limit tax sales
    The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill to make it harder for Baltimore to put owner-occupied homes up for tax sale over unpaid taxes and water bills. The bill, a key piece of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legislative agenda, is...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Mortgage referral fees: When builders insist you use their lender

    The first two articles in this series on referral fees dealt with situations where mortgage lenders were the referrers and collected the fees from title insurance companies, appraisal management companies, mortgage insurance companies andothers. The...
  • Connecticut Home Sales Surge; Median Price Drops

    Connecticut Home Sales Surge; Median Price Drops
    Home sales throughout Connecticut surged nearly 14 percent in February, a report released Wednesday showed, a hopeful sign for the spring home buying season ahead. But strong year-over-year gains in the sales of single-family houses weren't matched by...
  • Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.

    Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.
    A Hollywood Hills home with a long line of celebrity owners, a Hagy Belzberg-designed contemporary and an off-market move in Malibu were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week. $13.75 million, Beverly Hills...
  • Research links affordable housing to children's test scores

    Research links affordable housing to children's test scores
    The conference was about affordable housing, but the keynote speech was about children and test scores and the role that housing plays in them. The standard rule of thumb for any family, struggling or not, is to spend no more than 30 percent of...
  • China Declares Golf Courses Out Of Bounds

    China Declares Golf Courses Out Of Bounds
    Recently, the Chinese government quietly went to war against golf — or, to be more specific, against golf courses. Two-thirds of the country's approximately 600 fairways were allegedly built in violation of a 2004 national moratorium, and Beijing is...
  • Area theater companies shine bigger spotlight on female playwrights

    Area theater companies shine bigger spotlight on female playwrights
    Not all details of the 2015-2016 theater season are yet known, but a remarkable trend has already emerged in the Baltimore-Washington area -- a fresh emphasis on female playwrights to address longstanding gender disparities. The effort starts with the...
  • Young career couple advised to wait on big expenses

    SEATTLE Sometimes timing really is everything. That was the case for Caitlin Littlefield and Nick Neverisky, both 30, engaged and earning about $63,000 a year combined. They are at an age when the future stretches in front of them like a long boulevard....