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  • Report: Fed lifts markets on rate outlook

    Report: Fed lifts markets on rate outlook
    The Wall Street Journal reports the Federal Reserve can still wow markets, with Chairman Ben Bernanke's low-rate announcement Wednesday setting blue-chip stocks to an eight-month high. The newspaper reported that stocks, bonds and commodities jumped...
  • Another 'lost decade' for Florida's middle class?

    Another 'lost decade' for Florida's middle class?
    Many middle-class families in high unemployment states like Florida will likely have to struggle longer to regain the income they had more than a decade ago, according to a report released Tuesday. The Washington-based Economic Policy Institute predicted...
  • Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury

    Building boom highlights growing ambitions at Salisbury
    If it has been a while since you've driven through the heart of this Eastern Shore city, the buildings might come as a shock. One after another, they tower shiny and modern above the chain restaurants and strip-mall shops that dominate Route 13. The...
  • A closer look at Mitt Romney's job creation record

    A closer look at Mitt Romney's job creation record
      Shortly after Mitt Romney resigned from Bain Capital in 1999 to run the Olympics in Salt Lake City, potential investors received a prospectus touting the extraordinary profits earned by the private equity firm that Romney controlled for 15 years....
  • GOP debt plan advances, then dies

    With last-minute support from Maryland's Republicans, the House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill Friday to raise the nation's debt ceiling, but the high-stakes hunt for a bipartisan plan that could pass both chambers of Congress was set to...
  • Rough week for stock market and the many invested in it

    Ed Fishel is a year and three months from retirement. Ask him if he noticed that the stock market plunged last week, and the Monkton man will laugh incredulously. "Are you kidding me?" he said Friday, less than 24 hours after stock-market indexes...
  • Stock market fallout: What does the Dow's decline mean?

    So the Dow plunged 513 points Thursday, marking the worst day for the Dow since 2008. What it means for you depends on where you're invested, said Donald Ackley, Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise Financial in Williamsburg. "If you have a...
  • Home sales rose, prices fell in Baltimore area in July

    Home sales rose, prices fell in Baltimore area in July
    As if foreclosures, high unemployment and tight credit weren't enough, would-be homebuyers in the Baltimore region got more fodder for wariness Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points and a new local report showed...
  • Recalling a steeper stock market plunge

    Recalling a steeper stock market plunge
    Despite the wild ride our retirement accounts took this month, knock wood it wasn't the week that was — in October 1929. On Tuesday, Wall Street rallied, at least temporarily, and then yo-yo'd through the week. On Oct. 29, 81 years ago, the...
  • Wall Street takes local companies for a ride

    Wall Street takes local companies for a ride
    Two local publicly-held companies came close to double-digit declines when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 519 points Wednesday. DineEquaity, owner of Applebee's and IHOP, saw its stock drop by 9.9% after it lost $3.93 to close at $35.60 per...
  • A Word, Please: You say 'indices,' she says 'indexes'

    On the day I’m writing this, I’m about 3% wealthier than I was the day before, when I was about 5% wealthier than the day before, at which point I was about 10% poorer than I was the day before that. I watch the stock market a lot. I’...