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  • Africa: an investment opportunity [Commentary]

    When President Barack Obama convenes nearly 50 African leaders in Washington next week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the grand scale of the event could fill television screens for days. The real action, however, will be the behind-the-scenes,...
  • Legg Mason continues growth after years of withdrawals

    Legg Mason continues growth after years of withdrawals
    Legg Mason Inc. reported Thursday its quarterly profit grew 51 percent, thanks to a strategy that has diversified the money manager's investment portfolio. The Baltimore-based company said it earned $72.2 million, or 61 cents per share, in the three...
  • Maryland gets AAA rating from bond houses

    Maryland gets AAA rating from bond houses
    Maryland kept its coveted AAA bond rating this week, an accomplishment that allows it to continue borrowing cash more cheaply than most states. Gov. Martin O'Malley heralded the rating from New York bond agencies Tuesday as proof of his sound fiscal...
  • Tax sales tax city [Commentary]

    Baltimore City auctioned off more than $20 million worth of tax, water and other liens this spring in an online auction. These liens are tied to almost 7,000 properties, assessed at a total of more than $720 million. But while the tax sale system...
  • Craig begins record 10th year as Harford county executive

    Craig begins record 10th year as Harford county executive
    David R. Craig marked the start of his 10th year as Harford County executive on Tuesday, adding to his record length of service in Harford's top elected post. On July 8, 2005, Craig held his first cabinet meeting in the morning of his first full day...
  • O'Malley's fiscal legacy [Editorial]

    O'Malley's fiscal legacy  [Editorial]
    When the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies reaffirmed Maryland's AAA rating last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a news release crediting his administration's "fiscally responsible approach" to budgeting. Given the extent to which Mr. O'...
  • Baltimore's bond rating raised to highest level in years, signaling city's improved fiscal health

    Baltimore's bond rating raised to highest level in years, signaling city's improved fiscal health
    Standard & Poor's raised Baltimore's bond rating to its highest level in years — a move that reflects growing confidence in the city's fiscal health and will lead to potentially millions of dollars in savings for the city budget. The city's new AA...
  • America's real business leaders want to save capitalism [Commentary]

    America's real business leaders want to save capitalism [Commentary]
    A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms. He wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it. I asked him...
  • T. Rowe closes capital appreciation fund

    T. Rowe closes capital appreciation fund
    Baltimore-based investment firm T. Rowe Price closed one of its biggest mutual funds to new investors Monday, saying it is concerned about keeping pace with its rapid rate of growth. The Capital Appreciation Fund, which invests about 60 percent in...
  • Warning signs for Md.'s budget [Editorial]

    Warning signs for Md.'s budget  [Editorial]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no gross domestic product growth last year, and job...
  • Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround

    Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround
    Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds. The money raised from...
  • Historic YMCA in Mount Vernon to become Hotel Indigo

    Historic YMCA in Mount Vernon to become Hotel Indigo
    A historic YMCA in Mount Vernon, once home to confessed Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers and a hotel run by the former Baltimore International College, is to become a 197-room Hotel Indigo, one of the new owners said. Focus Development LLC principal...