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  • Banks to no longer sell paper U.S. savings bonds

    Thank cost-cutting for this change to the U.S. savings bond program: Starting next year, you won’t be able to buy paper savings bonds at banks and other financial institutions. Getting rid of this paper work is expected to save taxpayers more than...
  • Debt limit debate: Here's why it matters

    Debt limit debate: Here's why it matters
    There is a grave and gathering threat to the nation. It is not some shadowy foreign terrorist group or a runaway asteroid that threatens to destroy us. Unlike the plots of summer blockbusters, we are not menaced by evil wizards, mutants or rising armies...
  • Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system

    Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system
    County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...
  • Credit downgrade: State, city and counties wait and see on local effects

    As the United States coped with the fallout of its first-ever credit downgrade, officials in Maryland were taking a wait-and-see approach Monday on the possible trickle-down effects on local governments' finances. Standard & Poor's has not cut the credit...
  • 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...