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  • O'Malley's fiscal legacy [Editorial]

    O'Malley's fiscal legacy  [Editorial]
    When the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies reaffirmed Maryland's AAA rating last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a news release crediting his administration's "fiscally responsible approach" to budgeting. Given the extent to which Mr. O'Malley's fiscal stewardship has come under attack during the race to succeed him — even in the Democratic primary — that may strike many Marylanders as laughable. But the agencies' letters explaining their decisions are worth a closer look for what they say about the state's underlying fiscal strength and the ways Mr. O'Malley has improved it.
  • Leesburg touts higher credit rating from Standard & Poor's

    Leesburg touts higher credit rating from Standard & Poor's
    LEESBURG — The city, which has weathered tough financial times in recent years, is celebrating a decision by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to give a boost to Leesburg's credit rating. The rating improved from A+ to AA- for overall long-term...

    Credit agency upgrades county rating

    National rating agency Standard and Poor's has bumped up Orange County's credit rating, landing it in the "high quality" range, a news release said. The county's credit rating was raised from AA- to AA, while its outstanding debt rating went from AA- to...

    Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds

    Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds
    WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday....

    Netherlands' credit rating downgraded to AA+ by Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three. The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a...