| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:12 PM
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...
| May 28, 2013
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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.
| May 23, 2013
| 11:05 AM
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....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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)....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Howard County has maintained its AAA credit rating from all three bond ratings agencies after one agency had warned the county might lose its superior standing because of uncertainty with the federal government.
Howard County was one of 38 counties...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan had not finished deconstructing their campaign apparatus after the Nov. 6 elections, before their supporters in Harford County decided to serve up wine made out of their sour grapes upon reading my friend Wendy Sawyer's...