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  • T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds

    T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds
    Baltimore's two major mutual fund companies have joined a small but growing number of investment firms offering ultrashort-term bond funds, which may become an alternative to the traditional money market fund. The T. Rowe Price Ultra Short-Term Bond...
  • Actively managed mutual funds fall short again — and investors notice

    In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust. First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...
  • Shutdown/debt limit: President Obama finally uses the I-word

    Shutdown/debt limit: President Obama finally uses the I-word
    That is: "Insane." Also, "irresponsible." And "ideological extremists." At his press conference Tuesday, President Obama described the budget standoff in terms as stark as any he has used since the outset. He needs to get even angrier and more...
  • Yellen goes to prison

    Yellen goes to prison
    There is much to praise in President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. She's a superbly qualified economist with an excellent eye for emerging trends. Yellen wasn't alone among Fed governors in predicting the coming...
  • Investors nervous about government shutdown, default fears, poll finds

    Nearly three-quarters of investors in a new survey say their confidence in the economy has been shaken by the government shutdown and threat of default. Most people have not made adjustments to their portfolios as a result of the political impasse in...
  • Baltimore-area home sales, prices rise in September

    Baltimore-area home sales, prices rise in September
    Home sales in the Baltimore region continued to rise at a double-digit pace in September, numbers released Thursday show. The number of homes changing hands last month increased 17 percent compared with a year earlier, according to RealEstate Business...
  • Lew won't commit to paying bondholders if debt limit is breached

    Lew won't commit to paying bondholders if debt limit is breached
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday would not commit to paying interest on government bonds if the debt limit is not raised, saying it would be extremely difficult to choose which bills to pay if there is not enough money. On top...
  • GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year

    The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
  • Hasn't the U.S. defaulted before?

    Hasn't the U.S. defaulted before?
    That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes. His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
  • China calls for dollar to be replaced as global reserve currency

    WASHINGTON — Five years after the U.S. financial crisis helped cause a deep global recession, foreign leaders are worried that history is going to repeat itself. The fiscal impasse that has partially shut the federal government now threatens to...
  • Four facts about the national debt you may not know

    Four facts about the national debt you may not know
    Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know. 1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...