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  • Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse

    Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse
    European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
  • Maryland’s financial regulator nominated for Fed job

    Sarah Bloom Raskin is deeply interested in the economy's effect on everyday life, a driving force in her work to keep Marylanders from being scammed, foreclosed on or caught up in a bank failure. That consumer focus caught White House attention. Raskin,...
  • The Federal Reserve, a nice racket to be in

    I heard the chairman of the Federal Reserve say he's fighting deflation because it would be bad for the government. It would cause less money to be collected in taxes. He was suggesting inflation would be better for the government even though it will hurt...
  • The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)

    The Donald reveals his decision with humility (almost)
    Rejected first draft of Donald Trump's final announcement about his political intentions in 2012. First, let me say how proud I am of myself for heckling Barack Obama until he produced the "long form" of his birth certificate, something no white...
  • GMAC dropping 250 Maryland foreclosure cases

    GMAC Mortgage said Tuesday it is dropping about 250 Maryland foreclosure cases that were apparently "robo-signed," giving homeowners a second chance to save their properties — and raising the possibility that other lenders might follow suit. The...
  • Made (once again) in America

    Made (once again) in America
    When NovaSom Inc. was looking to produce its sleep apnea diagnostic kits, the Glen Burnie-based company didn't look to factories in Asia or Mexico. Instead, it found a manufacturer right off the Beltway in Woodlawn. NovaSom chose Zentech Manufacturing...
  • Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy

    Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy
    You might not have paid attention to the fierce yearlong battle between merchants and banks over debit cards, but you'll likely notice last week's outcome in your wallet. The dispute was over the debit card interchange fee — the payment merchants...
  • Obama's jobs dilemma

    Obama's jobs dilemma
    President Barack Obama plans to issue a series of proposals next week to address what public opinion polls say is far and away the biggest issue on the minds of Americans: how to create jobs and spur economic growth. But the reaction to his nomination...
  • Federal Reserve reveals new interchange fees and everyone is unhappy

    The Federal Reserve released its final rule on interchange fees for debit cards, the fee that merchants pay banks for processing the transaction. The Wall Street reform law required that the Fed make sure the fee was “reasonable and proportional&...
  • The regressive right reawakens a progressive America

    The regressive right reawakens a progressive America
    A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward. We are going to battle once again. Progressives believe in openness, equal opportunity and...
  • Geithner said to consider departure from Treasury

    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he's considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the federal debt limit, according to three people...
  • For abortion foes, an ultrasound is worth 1,000 words

    For abortion foes, an ultrasound is worth 1,000 words
    U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles last Tuesday granted a request for a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a provision in North Carolina's new abortion-restriction law that would require women seeking an abortion to view an...