| 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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:23 PM
SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. — Engineers think that three of the bridges closest to Dave Wisler's home are about ready to collapse.
One, a picturesque one-lane structure built in 1893, became so perilous it was closed last summer, and the county doesn't...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:19 AM
As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in Congress to accept...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:30 PM
T. Rowe Price Group on Tuesday reported a $232 million profit for the fourth quarter, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier.
The Baltimore-based investment firm earned 88 cents a share for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That's up from 73 cents a share a...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:49 PM
As Muhammad Ali once observed, "It's not bragging if you can back it up." Thus, even his most caustic critics will have to concede that Gov. Martin O'Malley's State of the State address may have been the most heavily footnoted piece of braggadocio in...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
U.S. Senate Democrats will hold their annual retreat beginning Tuesday in Annapolis, giving lawmakers a chance to strategize about gun control, immigration and the latest fiscal crisis.
The meeting, which will end with a closed-door address Wednesday by...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:38 AM
President Barack Obama slipped into Annapolis Wednesday for a private meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats focused on the nation’s latest fiscal crisis — a visit that temporarily closed roads and a handful of businesses a mile from the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Defense officials and their allies in Congress have done their best to create a sense of crisis about impending budget cuts, but their warnings have failed to produce any visible result.
Instead, partisan divisions have hardened over how to avoid the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Don’t worry if you haven’t received your expected IRS tax refund. Most people haven’t -- and the fiscal cliff is to blame.
The Internal Revenue Service is far behind its normal pace in processing federal tax returns and mailing...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
PALM BEACH – Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV host and holder of many opinions urged Republicans at a party fundraiser Thursday night to implore their leaders to stop caving into Democrats and get tougher in negotiations with...