| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds.
The money raised from...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The prevailing governing philosophy of Baltimore County might well be summed up, with apologies to Henry David Thoreau, as "That government is best which governs least interestingly." As such, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appeared to go to great...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The city-owned Hilton Baltimore spent nearly all of the $2.8 million it generated in hotel occupancy taxes — money the city gave it last year to help the struggling convention center hotel make its debt payments, officials said.
The hotel did...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Harford County officials plan to postpone by a month a planned sale of bonds to finance two key public safety-related projects and other capital improvements.
Originally scheduled for this week, the bond sale will be for a lower amount, $40 million as...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Harford County government has received top ratings from the nation's three major municipal bond rating agencies in advance of a $40 million bond sale scheduled for March 11.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services informed the county Tuesday it had upgraded...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
City officials on Monday will consider issuing $35 million in bonds for the massive Harbor Point development — among the final steps before construction can begin on the $1.8 billion waterfront project.
Such bond issues by the city's Board of...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:41 AM
I am sure all our elected officials work very hard to develop the Towson community. The excavation, construction and announcements of future plans attest to their efforts.
I appreciate Councilman Marks effort's at downzoning, saving parks and recreation...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Much attention has been focused on the minimal increases over time in the budget for the Harford County Board of Education. Many have questioned why the Board of Education budget should increase amid slightly declining enrollment.
County Executive Craig...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Johns Hopkins University says a request earlier this week for a professor to remove from its website a blog post that criticized the National Security Agency — a move that outraged many faculty members — resulted from a simple misunderstanding...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Home sales in the Baltimore region continued to rise at a double-digit pace in September, numbers released Thursday show.
The number of homes changing hands last month increased 17 percent compared with a year earlier, according to RealEstate Business...
| Oct 13, 2013
After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks.
Investors clearly were...