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  • Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees

    Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees
    Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters. His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...
  • Fiction and fantasy in finance: What's to become of the euro?

    PARIS -- The American rating agency Standard and Poor's warned 15 European nations on Monday, including Germany and France, that unless they solve their currency problems this week, to the satisfaction of S&P, a business corporation, this company will...
  • Lawsuit filed by California against Standard & Poor's

     
    California filed suit against Wall Street's biggest credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, charging the firm with violating the state's False Claims Act by using “magic numbers” and “guesses” to inflate ratings that...
  • PA joins the blame game against Standard & Poor's over financial crisis

     
    Pennsylvania was among several states that filed lawsuits Tuesday alleging that credit rating agency Standard & Poor's contributed to the nation's financial crisis by fudging its ratings. S&P is accused of misconduct involving securities backed by...
  • Some investors still on sidelines

    Some investors still on sidelines
    After a brutal third quarter in which the United States saw an unprecedented downgrade of its credit, many weary investors are staying on the sidelines. Despite encouraging signs about new unemployment claims in recent days, uncertainty remains as the...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
  • Md. treasurer: S&P sees 'no action' on state credit rating

    Maryland's treasurer expressed confidence Tuesday the state's AAA credit rating would not change as a result of Standard & Poor's historic downgrade of the federal government's rating. Maryland has maintained the top rating from the three major ratings...
  • Whose side is S&P on?

    It may be possible to reverse a downward economic trend by examining the issues and then taking action. First, is it possible that in downgrading the U.S. credit rating, Standard and Poor's is trying to reclaim its reputation after having backed so...
  • Downgrade shows D.C. at its most childish

    Why is anyone surprised by Standard and Poor's downgrading U.S. debt? I'm surprised it took this long. President Barack Obama and the members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have been behaving like little kids, pushing their own...
  • Employees beware: Higher healthcare costs ahead

    Employees beware: Higher healthcare costs ahead
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Large employers expect big increases in healthcare costs in 2012, and say they'll pass more and more of those costs on to their workers. That's the result of a new survey by the National Business Group on Health, a trade group for...
  • Maryland needs a balanced approach to balancing its budget

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has signaled that it's time to replace the "steady diet of cuts" with a "balanced approach" to balancing the state's budget ("Taxes on the table in 2012," Aug. 21). He is right. The $5 billion in cuts Maryland has already made have...