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  • House GOP is ignoring economy, too [Letter]

    House GOP is ignoring economy, too [Letter]
    Peter Morici's blames President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve for failure to avert a "brewing economic crisis" without even mentioning the Republican House's refusal to even consider the jobs bills and any proposals that would spur economic...
  • Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule

    Consumer agency director coming to Baltimore to announce new mortgage rule
    Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is expected to announce the issuance of a pioneering federal rule Thursday that is intended to help prevent a repeat of the risky mortgage lending that led to the recent housing...
  • The economic elephant in the room: widening inequality

    The economic elephant in the room: widening inequality
    Four years into a so-called recovery, and we're still below recession levels in every important respect except the stock market. A measly 88,000 jobs were created in March, and total employment remains some 3 million below its pre-recession level....
  • U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy

    U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy
    The Justice Department is accusing Standard & Poor's of defrauding investors with optimistic ratings of mortgage-backed securities and derivatives prior to the financial crisis. While investors are entitled to answers about those conflicts, compensation...
  • Letter: Cummings, Sarbanes support 'reckless monetary policy'

    As the Federal Reserve begins another round of money-printing disguised as monetary policy (Quantitive Easing, Round Number 3), it is instructive to review the congressional scorecard of those congressmen who continue to give the Fed this power....
  • Free-spending Fed is piling up debt that will bury the economy

    Here we go again. Under the third round of the Federal Reserve's "quantitative easing" program, the bank will spend $40 billion more a month for 12 months ("Markets rally on new Fed stimulus," Sept. 14). Together with the $45 billion already committed...
  • Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day

    Gas prices continue to rise, unusual after Labor Day
    Eyeing the Royal Farms sign advertising a gallon of premium gas for $3.99, Taryn Gross-Ojekwe's jaw fell open. "When it is going to cease?" she said of the price, which has climbed steadily over the past few weeks. "Just within the last few days, it...
  • Subpoenas put Balt. Co. developer in the spotlight

    Subpoenas put Balt. Co. developer in the spotlight
    Mention development in Catonsville, and the name Stephen Whalen Jr. likely will come up. Drive around town, and you'll see blue signs staked in people's yards voicing opposition to the local developer's idea to build a large mixed-use development known...
  • America's China hypocrisy

    America's China hypocrisy
    I can predict a few things with virtual certainty. For instance, in the upcoming presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will try to outdo each other in condemning China's economic practices. Their positions will be virtually...
  • Letter: Senate must pass bill to audit Federal Reserve Bank

    The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill to audit the Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed). The Fed is a private entity authorized by Congress in 1913 to control the nation's monetary system, an extremely powerful function. That the Fed, whose...
  • Towson Library, League of Women Voters announce election education programs

    The Baltimore County Public Library in Towson and the League of Women Voters announced Wednesday a series of election programs on immigration, health care, and the economy to educate voters before next month's election. "These are all issues that...
  • Letter: Pension proposal by Kamenetz a gamble for county

    The purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to float a $250 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). Words make it difficult to accurately express my opposition. I believe that it...