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C. Fraser Smith: Hackerman to city: Dare to be great (access required)

Much has been made of Willard Hackerman’s offer to put a lot of money into the evolution of Baltimore’s renaissance. But focusing on the money misses the point. It’s the leveraging, the kick-starting and the daring that will matter most. ...

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Gary S. Williams: ‘Pay later’ mentality could ruin your credit (access required)

Installment debt is not a bad thing. It enables us to make major purchases that would be nearly impossible to finance up-front. The problem is, in this consumer society, we’re bombarded with advertisements for literally thousands of “must-have” products. The ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Maintenance, not mayhem (access required)

Everything is relevant, even in politics and government. Contemplating the work product of Gov. Martin O’Malley during 2011 General Assembly, Marylanders ought to be pleased. They know about the six-car pileups in Wisconsin, Texas, and California and so on. When ...

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Retail sector adding jobs, but not always careers

Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain’s presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the election, but by then Wall Street was on life support, and Abell had ...

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