| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit.
This is an important question, because the...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 7:47 PM
After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines.
The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp.,...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The U.S. trade deficit shrunk in March as exports rebounded, a sign that U.S. growth may gain steam after a humdrum winter.
The gap dropped 3.6% to $40.4 billion, down from $41.9 billion in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. After inflation...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prepared her first city budget in 2010, she had to find a way to resolve a projected $190 deficit. In 2011, she faced another shortfall, this time $65 million. In 2012, the projected deficit was $48 million. Last year,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — By most measures, it's been a dire few months for the tea party.
Its candidates stumbled in two Texas primary races. Supporters in Congress failed to block bipartisan deals to increase government spending and raise the debt ceiling....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:31 PM
When Old Dominion learned late Monday night it needed to travel across the country for its College Basketball Invitational semifinal Wednesday, one witty Internet sports follower remarked on Twitter that the only trips usually made so quickly are for...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:45 PM
CALGARY, Canada -- Achieving redemption, conquering pressure and gaining two points on the teams above them, the Ducks took extra satisfaction from their 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Andrew Cogliano, who bluntly assessed the Ducks'...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:28 PM
It took an ear-splitting scolding from Coach Bruce Boudreau, a game-turning hit by team leader Ryan Getzlaf, an amazing save by goalie Frederik Andersen, a power-play conversion, and Corey Perry’s won’t-be-denied rush to the net.