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Author Archives: Danielle Ulman

Bill Miller in the black

He may be down, but he’s not completely out. Bill Miller, once the famed Legg Mason Inc. value investor who beat the S&P 500 a record 15 times in a row, became infamous for bad investment strategies last year, pouring ...

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Here comes the Tarp Cop

The government is trying to figure out if banks massaged their books in order to receive a piece of the $700 billion bank bailout, and it has Neil Barofsky, special inspector-general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, aka the “Tarp ...

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Ladies, pack your bags for Norway

After I wrote an article last week on the staggeringly low number of women who fill seats on the boards of Maryland’s publicly owned companies, I heard from the people who do marketing for Norway (yes, Norway the country) here ...

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Hey, Mayo, Keep the lights on

It’s just a hunch, but my guess is Mayo A. Shattuck III won’t be home tonight. That probably won’t stop the Power 4 the People Project from holding a candlelight march on the Constellation Energy Group CEO’s Baltimore home to ...

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The fall of the aristocracy?

Members of the corporate elite, like Legg Mason Inc., could soon find themselves dethroned. Don’t worry, they’re not getting delisted from the stock exchange or getting acquired. Let me explain. Each year, Standard & Poor’s publishes a list of companies ...

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Sharfstein’s on the job

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Dr. Joshua Sharfstein is already hard at work at his new job. On March 30, Sharfstein’s first day as acting commissioner of the FDA, the government issued a warning: Avoid eating pistachios and foods containing the nuts, which ...

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TARP money for the soul

While researching my story for today on banks that want to give back their TARP money, I had an interesting conversation with Lewis Sosnowik, vice president of securities at Koonce Securities in Bethesda, that did not make it into my ...

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The big bill theory

Researchers in College Park have confirmed what I always believed — keeping larger bills in your wallet stops you from spending freely. I learned that when I was a teenager and I got my hands on my first $50 bill. ...

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Energy efficiency for the masses

If new legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen passes, homeowners would be able to access up to $10,000 in interest-free loans to make their homes more energy efficient. Van Hollen’s plan may have a clunky title — the ...

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