| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
NEW YORK – The prospect of a U.S. debt default has unnerved investors, corporate executives and foreign leaders.
What's so troubling about Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by Thursday? Here are basic facts about the debt...
| Oct 13, 2013
After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks.
Investors clearly were...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money.
The state withdrew $2 million from the reserve June 1, cutting the fund's...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The Maryland Economic Development Corp. expects to fall short next year on payments to investors who bought the bonds that funded the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a state-owned golf resort hotel and conference center on the Eastern Shore.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:09 PM
NEW YORK — This year's dizzying stock market rally was halted with the biggest one-day plunge of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average slumped almost 354 points Thursday amid fears that the economy will slow now that the Federal Reserve has...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Last week: Florida League of Cities Federal Action Strike Team is trying to get Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, and not cap Municipal Bonds — federal issues that affect municipalities. The Marketplace Fairness Act grants states the...
| Jun 30, 2013
All options are on the table, including a sale, as Baltimore officials review ways to improve the finances of the city's money-losing convention center hotel — and brace for the likelihood of tapping the city's general fund to cover debt payments...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Glendale could join the growing list of government agencies that conduct direct negotiations with bond issuers if voters approve Measure C on the April ballot.
Supporters of the change say allowing for negotiated bonds — rather than only permitting...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Legg Mason Inc. chose an insider as its new CEO, quelling speculation that the Baltimore-based money manager might be headed for a breakup that could have been bad news for the city.
After a worldwide search for a new leader, Legg announced Wednesday...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Maryland could lose one of its prized AAA bond ratings if the U.S. government fails to find a way out of its debt and budget problems in the coming months, state Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp has warned.
Kopp told a Senate committee in Annapolis this week that...