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  • The Ohio two-step: Why Boehner's debt plan is a bad idea

    The Ohio two-step: Why Boehner's debt plan is a bad idea
    With just one week to go before the August 2 deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling, the fault line between House Republicans and President Obama and the Democrats appears to center on whether Congress should allow enough borrowing to cover the...
  • T. Rowe Price earnings rise 29% in 2nd quarter

    T. Rowe Price Group, the Baltimore-based mutual fund and investment advisory company, reported Tuesday a profit of $204.7 million for the second quarter, a 29 percent increase over the corresponding period a year ago. On a per-share basis, Price earned...
  • Senate budget committee gets lesson in sales tax options

    A Senate committee listened Tuesday to the pros and cons of expanding Maryland's sales tax base to include more services, as well as goods purchased over the Internet. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee spent the day in Annapolis receiving...
  • Boehner discovers the obvious

    Boehner discovers the obvious
    Today, House Speaker John Boehner scrounged around to find the few votes he needed to pass a deficit reduction and debt limit increase plan, a difficult proposition, as his party's conservative wing has grown bold in its revolt against his leadership....
  • GOP debt plan advances, then dies

    With last-minute support from Maryland's Republicans, the House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill Friday to raise the nation's debt ceiling, but the high-stakes hunt for a bipartisan plan that could pass both chambers of Congress was set to...
  • When your credit score doesn't match the one the creditor uses

    You and your creditor might not see eye-to-eye on your credit score. It could be that you are looking at two very different numbers. That's why Congress last year asked the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to issue a report on whether credit...
  • The downgrade and the aftershocks

    The downgrade and the aftershocks
    As Warren Buffett once observed, it takes about 20 years to build up a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. Last Friday's decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade U.S. debt from AAA to AA+ was just that kind of hit — and the markets are showing...
  • About 21,000 high earners paid no federal income tax

    About 21,000 high earners paid no federal income tax
    A new report from the IRS shows that nearly 21,000 American households with incomes of $200,000 and up didn't owe federal income taxes. If you're like me, your first question is: How can that be? Your possible next question: Can I get that kind of tax...
  • Investors' flight to Treasuries seen to have a short-term benefit to consumers

    Investors watched stock markets swoon and economists fretted about the nation's fragile recovery on the first day of trading after the unprecedented downgrade of the nation's credit rating. But amid the gloom Monday were a few bright spots for consumers:...
  • Bottle tax hike will hurt the city's future

    The Sun is correct in saying that the city's bottle tax increase is "no cause for great celebration" and that residents already "suffer disproportionately from poverty and high taxes" ("Beyond the bottle tax," June 13). Yet in the same breath you...
  • Credit downgrade: State, city and counties wait and see on local effects

    As the United States coped with the fallout of its first-ever credit downgrade, officials in Maryland were taking a wait-and-see approach Monday on the possible trickle-down effects on local governments' finances. Standard & Poor's has not cut the credit...
  • Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm

    Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm
    Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days. The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...