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  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog

    SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog
    The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
  • State approves O'Malley's $84 million in budget cuts

    State approves O'Malley's $84 million in budget cuts
    The lackluster economy prompted Gov. Martin O'Malley to propose erasing $84 million in planned spending for next year. Just a day after the new state budget took effect, O'Malley persuaded the Board of Public Works unanimously to approve a modest set of...
  • California acts to speed up quake fault mapping

    California acts to speed up quake fault mapping
    With Gov. Jerry Brown's approval, California officials are reviving an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could restrict development. The California Geological Survey began Tuesday to zone the Santa Monica...
  • State budget deal emerges

    State budget deal emerges
    RICHMOND - A potential budget deal emerged Monday after the surprise resignation of a Democratic state senator. The plan, as described by Senate Republicans involved in the negotiations, is for the Senate Finance Committee to meet Thursday morning. It...
  • All government entities need to budget the way businesses do

    Cook County wouldn’t have to restructure pensions if it had paid pensions yearly along with other current employment expenses. Worsening the situation, the county hid pension debt from employees and taxpayers until the problem became too large to...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • Budget cuts would threaten nursing homes

    We speak on behalf of those living in nursing homes, those receiving in-home care and those seeking health care services in hospitals. They are among our greatest assets. They built our state. They’re folks who started businesses, raised families,...
  • Candidates for governor differ on economic plans

    Candidates for governor differ on economic plans
    As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve...
  • Principal says Emanuel administration stifles dissent

    Principal says Emanuel administration stifles dissent
    A North Side grammar school principal touched a nerve with colleagues and created a fresh political wrinkle for Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an op-ed article laying bare what he says is a culture of silencing anyone who disagrees with the administration's...
  • Lake Zurich approves tax hike, budget cuts

    Lake Zurich approves tax hike, budget cuts
    Lake Zurich officials hope the combination of a new utility tax for residents along with $609,000 in budget cuts will help close the town's $1.6 million budget deficit in the upcoming fiscal year. The gas and electric rate was originally scheduled to...