| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Global stock markets experienced big losses on Thursday amid intensifying concerns about Europe's debt crisis and a batch of disheartening economic reports in the United States.
The Dow Jones industrial average finished the day down 419.10 points, or 3....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 2:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental oral drug for rheumatoid arthritis met the main goals of a mid-stage study.
Vertex's VX-509 significantly reduced signs and symptoms of the painful condition and disease activity at...
| Nov 20, 2011
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...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Baltimore County has again earned a AAA bond rating from the three major rating agencies, county officials said Wednesday.
Fitch, Moody's and Standard and Poor's have all given the county the highest possible rating, pointing to conservative fiscal...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Since the congressional supercommittee appears unable, or unwilling, to take a lesson from Indiana or Virginia -- where Republican governors have made spending cuts and delivered budget surpluses without damaging the social safety net -- members might...
| Dec 31, 2011
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...