Jun 6, 2012

Robert Nusgart – European woes offer yet another chance to refinance

Thank you Greece. Thank you Spain. Thank you Portugal. Thank you for fueling the European debt debacle that continues to make the American bond market a haven for skittish investors looking for a “flight to safety” for their money. And when that happens, bond prices move up and yields move down and before you know […]

Apr 5, 2012

Charles C. Haynes: School wars 4.0 — renewing the fight over religion

Contrary to culture-war mythology, God is alive and well in many, if not most, public schools. Visit almost any school in America and you’ll find students sharing their faith, reading their scriptures, saying grace before lunch and, in high schools, meeting in religious clubs. But in a growing number of state legislatures around the country, […]

Mar 30, 2012

Small business (blog) start-up

Welcome to the birth of The Daily Record’s newest blog, Small Biz Buzz. We hear every day, from politicians and businessmen and women, that small business is the real driver of America’s economy. So we decided to ramp up our coverage in The Daily Record and on our website. This blog will be written mainly […]

Jan 11, 2012

National Security lawyers awarded for secret work

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday honored some of its employees behind the complex legal efforts to keep America safe, but the public ceremony raised more questions about what they did than answered them. Call it the Black-Ops Oscars, where more than 35 people were presented awards in just less than an hour. “We’re […]

Dec 29, 2011

Charles C. Haynes: Confronting anti-Muslim bigotry in America

The recent decision by Lowe’s Home Improvement to pull ads from the reality TV show “All-American Muslim” caps a very successful year for the growing anti-Muslim movement in the United States. So successful, in fact, that anti-mosque protests, anti-Shariah laws, and anti-Muslim hate crimes could easily fill any list of “top five” religion stories in […]

Nov 17, 2011

O’Malley gives speech at ‘Sailabration’ announcement

Gov. Martin O'Malley came to Baltimore Thursday morning to speak at the announcement of the Star-Spangled Sailabration, which is part of the state's War of 1812 bicentennial celebration next year. 'We carry with us in our hearts the great idea of America," O'Malley told the crowd. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz were also in attendance.

Sep 13, 2011

Timonium-based Greenspring Energy continues rapid growth

Greenspring Energy LLC, a Timonium-based installer of residential and commercial solar energy systems, is the top Maryland-based company in the 2011 Inc. magazine’s 500/5,000 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Greenspring Energy placed 15th in the U.S. with revenue growth of 8,730 percent between 2007 and 2010. Two other Maryland companies are in […]

Aug 11, 2011

The headaches of immigration law

One of the most controversial issues facing the United States is the topic of immigration. Making the topic so difficult to discuss rationally is the complexity of the issue: Who deserves to get in? Who doesn’t? What do we do with those who are here and undocumented? Should we say “undocumented” or “illegal”? What do we do […]

Mar 10, 2011

Energy secretary Chu promotes science, math at Morgan State

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited the School of Engineering at Morgan State University Thursday morning and addressed students and faculty about the importance of math and science to America's future. He also discussed the need for advancements in energy efficiency, so that America may remain competitive with China and other nations.

Mar 10, 2011

Charles C. Haynes: The truth about Muslims in America

Throughout our history, the United States has endured periodic outbreaks of fear and hysteria — from the Red Scare to the Yellow Peril. To that ignoble list we can now add the “Muslim Menace.” Echoing “takeover” rhetoric from the past (communists in government, Asians in the workplace), demagogues and anti-Islam groups are using legitimate concerns […]

Jan 3, 2011

Bank of America to take $2B charge to settle home loan claims

NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp. reached a $2.8 billion settlement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over claims that one of its businesses sold bad mortgages. The payment is far lower than analysts expected and removes some uncertainty that has hovered over the bank. The settlement is the biggest yet involving banks and […]

Dec 30, 2010

Pew study hints at what Web users will pay for

NEW YORK — The Web may seem like the land of something for nothing. Free video. Free news. Even free tools such as word processing and spreadsheets. But almost two-thirds of adult Internet users in the U.S. have paid for access to at least one of these intangible items online, according to a new survey […]

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