| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:35 PM
For better or worse, Marylanders may be more affected by the fiscal cliff tax deal than residents in other parts of the country.
Maryland is one of the wealthiest states, and its residents have the nation's highest median income. That means they likely...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 8:15 PM
This is the busiest time of year for Robin McKinney.
McKinney is the director and co-founder of the Maryland Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Campaign, which provides free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income households in the state....
| Jan 1, 2013
Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors
U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Consumer confidence in Florida is up from last year but dropped from its pre-election highs of September and October, the University of Florida reported Thursday.
Floridians' overall confidence reached a post-recession peak of 80 in the two months...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:17 AM
A third of Americans are cutting back spending because of their fears over the so-called fiscal cliff -- if Washington can't agree on a compromise, according to a new poll from Palm Beach County-based Bankrate.com.
One in three polled said they have...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Lois Frankel, who becomes South Florida’s newest member of Congress next week, said Thursday it’s difficult to see how the so-called fiscal cliff of higher taxes and dramatic federal spending reductions on Jan. 1 will be resolved.
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:49 AM
The Florida chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt raised the warning flag again Thursday about the need for Congress and the president to come together for a “balanced” solution to the nation’s long-term debt problem.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:31 PM
It’s all about the three strains in the American character. America was founded on the principle of rugged individualism, the pioneer spirit of self-reliance and “each according to his abilities.” That’s another way of saying...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:32 AM
As I’ve said many times before, don’t blame our hard-working representatives for Washington gridlock. Blame the morons who elect them. In other words, look in the mirror.
The latest conventional wisdom on why the nation is about to...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:25 PM
We know that Congress is a bunch of weasels. That’s not a value judgment, just a statement of fact. The curse and the genius of our system is that each member of that body happens to be a kept weasel. We can’t vote out somebody else’s...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating.
The automatic federal...