| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
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....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:32 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:59 AM
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,...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:03 AM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:10 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:57 PM
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...