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  • Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice.  Sitting on the other side of the sloppily caulked double Plexiglas window, his wide face and short cropped hair flecked with gray leaning into a flat microphone and speaker affixed to the...
  • Crime Coordinator Charged With Crimes

    Crime Coordinator Charged With Crimes
    A disbarred lawyer who has been working part time for a city agency on public safety matters has been charged in a theft scheme.  A criminal information filed on June 30 charges Sharon L. Guida with one count of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, and...
  • Transgender People, Terps, Qayum Karzai, Teens, and $RB 6/4/2014

    Transgender People, Terps, Qayum Karzai, Teens, and $RB 6/4/2014
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Transgender People A conservative group's attempt to overturn Maryland's transgender rights bill, which bars discrimination in housing and employment and is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, failed when the group...
  • All the Money in the World-and Then Some

    NPR's Morning Edition this morning reported on the causes of insurance giant A.I.G.'s downfall, letting us know that credit default swaps were "a $70 trillion business." Reporter Adam Davidson says the credit-default swaps business soured and forced A.I....
  • Over-The-Counter Attack

    Yesterday, just about 15 years after the General Accounting Office warned it was necessary, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent a letter to regulators expressing President Obama's interest in regulating the market in Over the Counter Derivatives....
  • The Sting

    The Wall Street Journal has a neat little story (subscription required) that illustrates the state of play in the investment banking business. There is an element of David vs. Goliath, but the more significant message seems to be that things have not...
  • Greenspan Changes His Mind

    Alan Greenspan has changed his mind, proving finally that he has one. As Bloomberg reports, Greenspan told the influential crowd at the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday that the too-big-to-fail doctrine must end: "If they're too big to fail, they'...
  • Conway and Conaway Jr. Start Annapolis Session With Bills Already Filed

    Only two Baltimore City legislators—state Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-43rd District) and state Del. Frank Conaway Jr. (D-40th District)—filed bills prior to the opening bell of the new state's legislative session, which starts tomorrow. Here'...
  • Mandated Health Insurance? How UnAmerican!

    Today I received the first of what I expect will be a million billion (more) e-mails focused on the tyranny of forcing people to buy health insurance. It came from Joe of Towanda, Pa. (he doesn't want his name used here—"I know where you're coming...
  • Kiss My Bumper? Senate Insurance in Bankruptcy, Called Ponzi Scheme

    Senate Insurance bills itself as "a local company that looks out for you," not like those big nationwide insurance companies. Selling car insurance for 25 years out of an office in Laurel, the company is locally famous for its upbeat radio ads with the...
  • 1947 - 2013

    Overnight sensations are rare in literature, but Tom Clancy, who died this fall at 66, lived one of singular success. After the Baltimore insurance agent, the son of a postal worker and department-store clerk, got The Hunt for Red October published in...
  • The BMA regains a long-lost Renoir

    A U.S. district court judge ended the dispute over "On the Shore of the Seine," a stolen Renoir painting, on Friday, Jan. 10 when he awarded ownership of the painting to the Baltimore Museum of Art, from which the painting was stolen in 1951. Marcia...