| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Japan's economic growth slowed in the second quarter, spurring debate over whether the country should raise its sales tax in order to more quickly pay down its public debt.
The country's gross domestic product grew at an annualized 2.6%, coming in at a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Partisan gridlock prevented the Regional Transportation Authority board Wednesday from carrying out its routine annual responsibility to set estimates of funding levels for the CTA, Metra and Pace to plan their budgets for next year.
The move to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Old Dominion doesn’t have an estimated cost or move-in date for a proposed waterfront football stadium, but athletic director Wood Selig considers the project “absolutely critical” to the program’s future and described initial...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We who live in the Bluebird Park neighborhood enjoy the summer concerts. We do not enjoy having our bushes and landscaping parked on by fellow attendees.
We enjoy even less the aggressive, uncooperative responses when this is brought to the attention...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
A broad-based group of opponents to the proposed Village Entrance project declared war this week.
The opening salvo is the website http://www.letlagunavote.com which came on line Wednesday, created by the opponents who have been quietly meeting to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's final budget proposal leaves the state on a sounder fiscal footing than when he took office seven years ago. Though he will not bequeath his successor anything close to the hefty fund balance his predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:17 PM
It looks as if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's fiscal luck is finally turning after starting his term several billion dollars in the hole with somebody else's deficit.
A record tax hike pushed by Mr. Malloy three years ago, a booming stock market that has...
| Nov 18, 2013
Local government officials aren't the only ones who have to worry about meeting the stormwater pollution reduction targets set by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Chespaeake Bay pollution diet. The State Highway Administration also has a...