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  • Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point

    Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point
    After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development. The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...
  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
  • Red Maryland's fact check of O'Malley's last State of the State

    Red Maryland's fact check of O'Malley's last State of the State
    Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration.  And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.  Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
  • John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., T. Rowe Price portfolio manager

    John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., T. Rowe Price portfolio manager
    John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., a highly regarded T. Rowe Price portfolio manager who was also a philanthropist and one of the minority owners of the Orioles, died Aug. 12 of complications from lymphoma at his Ruxton home. He was 68. "Jack was one of the...
  • UMMS defends use of interest rate swaps

    UMMS defends use of interest rate swaps
    The University of Maryland Medical System has set aside tens of millions of dollars because of complex financial transactions related to interest rates that have not paid off — yet. The medical system cannot use those funds — $93 million at...
  • Fiscal study of cities praises Baltimore's 'resiliency'

    Fiscal study of cities praises Baltimore's 'resiliency'
    A George Mason University study of six cities in "fiscal distress" has concluded that Baltimore is demonstrating "resiliency" and is on "reasonably solid financial footing." The report, which comes after Detroit's municipal bankruptcy, analyzed the...
  • Balto. Co. is seeking to make retirement benefits sustainable

    Balto. Co. is seeking to make retirement benefits sustainable
    Several years ago, Baltimore County government realized that the runaway costs of employee health care and pension benefits needed to be reined in or our taxpayers would be stuck with a huge bill to pay. The county remains committed to providing quality...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...
  • Mayor says speed cameras still not ready to issue tickets

    Mayor says speed cameras still not ready to issue tickets
    Six months after Baltimore pulled its speed and red light cameras offline because of mistakes, officials say the city's vendor still isn't ready to begin issuing tickets — and no one can say when the program will resume. The city counts on the...
  • Carroll receives positive credit ratings

    Carroll receives positive credit ratings
    Carroll County received positive credit ratings, including one upgrade, from bond rating agencies after the county's annual bond review in New York. Carroll received a AAA rating, the highest possible, from both Fitch Services and Standard and Poor's...
  • Critics, supporters clash over Harbor Point deal

    Critics, supporters clash over Harbor Point deal
    Critics of city subsidies for the $1 billion Harbor Point project clashed Wednesday with supporters of the waterfront development that the mayor has called a "once-in-a-generation opportunity." About 100 demonstrators, some wearing baseball-style "Tax...
  • Baltimore officials see Detroit as cautionary tale

    Baltimore officials see Detroit as cautionary tale
    Baltimore officials say Detroit's bankruptcy filing this week is a cautionary tale for the city that underscores the need to fix a $750 million structural deficit before the situation here grows similarly dire. "It is on my mind every day," Mayor...