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  • How will the S&P downgrade affect you?

    How will the S&P downgrade affect you?
    How will Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the United States’ credit rating affect you? Well, that depends on which "you" you are.   • If you happen to be a rich stock investor, it means you can expect a period of market volatility....
  • City's portfolio shortchanged by low interest, weak economy

    At the beginning of the fiscal year, City Treasurer Ron Borucki had questioned the market’s ability to recover, but was hopeful that despite two-year lows, interest rates would rise. His hopes didn’t last long. “Would this third year...
  • Germany's Weber says Eurozone's debt issues to worsen and need crisis management

    As the Eurozone debt crisis threatens banks and potentially the global economy, former German central banker Axel Weber said he “fears” financial conditions will have to deteriorate more in Europe before leaders take “drastic action.&...
  • Obama's choice: Higher gas prices, weaker economy

    Obama's choice: Higher gas prices, weaker economy
    Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest. In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
  • Good-bye paper savings bonds

    Good-bye paper savings bonds
    Technology has overtaken the U.S. savings bonds. After this year, you will no longer be able to buy a paper bond. All purchases will be made electronically. By going totally electronic, the government is expected to save $120 million over five years. You...
  • One of the basics

    Upon announcing earlier this week that Harford County government had retained its AAA bond rating, County Executive David R. Craig made a wry comment to the effect that the federal government could take a lesson from Harford County when it comes to fiscal...
  • Sinai Hospital to give Ravens baby $3,000

    Sinai Hospital to give Ravens baby $3,000
    The first baby born at Sinai Hospital during Sunday's Ravens game is going to get a little contribution toward their financial future. The Northwest Baltimore hospital is going to give a $3,000 savings bond to the first baby born after the kick off of...
  • Tribune Co. bankruptcy case haunting former shareholders

    Tribune Co. bankruptcy case haunting former shareholders
    On Nov. 8, a two-page letter appeared on Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy court docket, wedged between the usual stream of motions and lawyer fee applications. It was written to the judge by an angry and bewildered Colorado investor named Mark Lies, who had...
  • Howard lawmakers consider strengthening massage rules

    Howard County lawmakers are looking to adopt more stringent requirements that would make applicants for massage establishments and taxicab driver's licenses undergo nationwide criminal background checks. The bill being considered by the county...
  • Free tax preparation, plus a lot more

    Free tax preparation, plus a lot more
    If you don't make a lot of money, the Baltimore CASH Campaign thinks you shouldn't be forking any of it over to get your tax returns prepared. The nonprofit group is heading into its 11th tax season, offering free help for low- and moderate-income area...
  • City's portfolio value down $2 million

    Glendale’s investment portfolio ended the second fiscal quarter at $396 million, down $2 million from the end of the previous quarter, according to the latest report. The portfolio’s slip is driven by historically low interest rates, which...