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  • Baltimore County weighs pension bonds

    Baltimore County weighs pension bonds
    Baltimore County officials say they can close a gap in pension funding while saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. But their planned strategy is one that carries considerable risk, experts say. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has proposed...
  • Should the IRS report unpaid income taxes to credit bureaus?

    Would people be more likely to pay their taxes if they knew the IRS would report unpaid liabilities to credit bureaus, thereby damaging their credit scores? Congress is considering that. The Government Accountability Office released a report last...
  • 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...
  • After 30 years, Rouse's Enterprise is adapting to financial challenges

    After 30 years, Rouse's Enterprise is adapting to financial challenges
    At the recent Governor's Housing Conference in Baltimore, the blue logo of a house with rays of light emanating from behind the roof was ubiquitous. It's the emblem of one of the conference's main sponsors, Enterprise, and to the roughly 800 people in...
  • O'Malley hails September jobs numbers

    For a politician crow is something you'd rather do than eat. For Gov. Martin O'Malley, that less-than-delectable bird is off the menu for now. September's jobs report, released Friday, brought the best numbers the state has seen in a long time. The U.S....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Authority advises caution on ICC privatization

    Authority advises caution on ICC privatization
    The Maryland Transportation Authority has thrown some cold water on the idea of leasing the Intercounty Connector as a relatively pain-free way of raising money to pay for other projects – saying such deals are too complex to enter into without...
  • 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...
  • T. Rowe Price reports 23 percent increase in earnings in 4th quarter

    T. Rowe Price reports 23 percent increase in earnings in 4th quarter
    T. Rowe Price Group on Tuesday reported a $232 million profit for the fourth quarter, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier. The Baltimore-based investment firm earned 88 cents a share for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That's up from 73 cents a share a...
  • Harford to sell nearly $117 million in bonds on Feb. 19

    Harford County officials are preparing to sell $116.9 in bonds on Feb. 19. The bond issues cover $40 million that is being borrowed for various capital improvement projects and $76.9 million to refinance two previous bond issues from 2005 and 2007,...
  • 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)....