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  • Bond outlook upgraded for Anne Arundel County

    Bond outlook upgraded for Anne Arundel County
    Credit rating house Standard & Poor has assigned Anne Arundel County's bonds a AAA rating and upgraded its assessment of the county's fiscal outlook from "negative" to "stable," officials announced Monday. Moody's, another credit rating house, gave...
  • State will not be downgraded if Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay fails to make bond payments

    State will not be downgraded if Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay fails to make bond payments
    The Maryland Economic Development Corp. expects to fall short next year on payments to investors who bought the bonds that funded the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a state-owned golf resort hotel and conference center on the Eastern Shore. Known as...
  • Investment outlook for 2013 clouded by uncertainty

    Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year. But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
  • Legg Mason accelerates dividend payment

    Legg Mason Inc. announced Wednesday that it would accelerate a quarterly dividend that was to be paid out in January. The cash dividend of 11 cents per share will be paid out on Dec. 28, instead of Jan. 7. The Baltimore-based investment company becomes...
  • Balto. Co. maintains AAA bond ratings

    Baltimore County has maintained its top bond ratings from the major rating agencies, county officials said Friday. The county received AAA bond ratings from Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor's. The agencies pointed to factors including the county's...
  • St. Mary's College reviewed for credit downgrade

    St. Mary's College reviewed for credit downgrade
    Moody's Investor Services said Monday that it was reviewing for a possible downgrade the A1 credit rating of St. Mary's College of Maryland, which last week announced the resignation of its president amid news that the liberal arts school expects to...
  • Marylanders make financial moves to protect against 'fiscal cliff'

    Some citizens aren't waiting to find out if the White House and Republicans in Congress will be able to reach a last-minute deal to pull the country away from the "fiscal cliff." They are selling securities while capital gains tax rates are still low...
  • T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds

    T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds
    Baltimore's two major mutual fund companies have joined a small but growing number of investment firms offering ultrashort-term bond funds, which may become an alternative to the traditional money market fund. The T. Rowe Price Ultra Short-Term Bond...
  • Let BGE investors pay for higher costs

    Let BGE investors pay for higher costs
    In reference to the article, "BGE seeks rate increase on heels of last case" (May 17), BGE should be run like any other company. Every other company has to pass some of the cost to the stockholders, reducing quarterly earnings, for instance. I would...
  • To keep corporations here, fix the tax code

    To keep corporations here, fix the tax code
    The report of Apple avoiding corporate income taxes the past four years signals it's time to overhaul the U.S. corporate tax code. Like many multinationals with strong intellectual property, Apple legally earns nearly all of its income offshore. The U....
  • Avoiding sequester requires fixing the problems that got us into this mess

    Avoiding sequester requires fixing the problems that got us into this mess
    Your article on the impending across-the-board spending cuts points out the harm to the nation's economy that will result and the inability of Washington interest groups to come together to find a solution ("Budget-cut blame escalates," Feb. 26)....
  • W.R. Grace says income dropped 13% in first quarter

    W.R. Grace says income dropped 13% in first quarter
    Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. said Wednesday that its net income in the first quarter fell about 13 percent from the year-earlier period, in line with its warning to investors and analysts earlier in the month. The Columbia company said sales volumes...