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  • Let credit unions do their job

    Virtually every current or aspiring officeholder on either side of the aisle extols the virtues of American small businesses as the backbone of the U.S. economy. With that in mind, Sen. Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat, and Rep. Ed Royce, a California...
  • Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore

    Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore
    Constellation Energy Group Inc. revived its future as an independent, Baltimore-based company yesterday, calling off its takeover agreement with billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett in favor of a $4.5 billion investment from France's largest utility....
  • CEOs paid more even as profits fall

    CEOs paid more even as profits fall
    Chief executives of public companies have long had a ready answer when criticized about high pay: It's all about company performance. That argument has been put to the test by the toughest financial environment since the Great Depression. If...
  • International macroeconomist on Rita's effect

    Lori, Baltimore: Do you think gas prices will spike and then rise after Rita passes through? Dr. McIntyre: Gas prices have recently jumped based on where the futures market (a market where traders buy and sell oil contracts at a specified price in the...
  • Will tech continue leading rebound?

    The stock market is on a hot streak, and technology issues are leading the charge. Of course, investors have heard that come-on before, and for the last 2 1/2 years it has been to their peril to believe that any rebound -- especially in tech -- would...
  • Rally spurs belief bear market is over

    With the Standard & Poor's 500 index notching four straight winning weeks for the first time in more than a year, the stock market rally is gaining more believers. July's spikes in mutual fund redemptions, trading volume and key gauges of investor fear...
  • Convention center hotel proposed

    The city-owned parking lot near the Baltimore Convention Center downtown has seen a myriad of hotel-development dreams come and go over the years. Now, this one seems to offer the most promise. A proposed 750-room Hilton hotel north of Oriole Park at...
  • Heavy rain floods Philippine capital; markets, schools shut

    MANILA (Reuters) - Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas...
  • China's short-tem money rates ease on liquidly, long-end up

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's short-term money market rates eased on Friday, with traders citing an abundance of liquidity, but longer tenors extended their climb, reflecting concerns over supply heading into the end of the quarter. The weighted average...
  • Ireland shakes up fund rules in bid to improve management

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of the global fund industry's biggest hubs. Thousands of funds worth an estimated 1.5...
  • Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues

    Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs. The Fed said Wednesday at...
  • Positive economic news pushes stocks to record highs

    NEW YORK — More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high. The gains came a day after the Fed made clear that it's in no hurry to raise...