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  • 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...
  • Eight things you might not know about Social Security

    Most of us know some basics about Social Security. We understand retirees can start taking retirement benefits at age 62. We realize we'll get a bigger monthly check if we wait a few years more until our normal retirement age to tap benefits. And who...
  • Mayor, council president spar on water bills

    Baltimore's top elected officials are battling over whether the city should seize homes because of unpaid water bills after a recent audit found widespread billing errors. MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakesays eliminating the threat of liens could endanger...
  • Howard lawmakers consider strengthening massage rules

    Howard County lawmakers are looking to adopt more stringent requirements that would make applicants for massage establishments and taxicab driver's licenses undergo nationwide criminal background checks. The bill being considered by the county...
  • Getting There: Maryland's era of cheap road tolls is over

    Getting There: Maryland's era of cheap road tolls is over
    Right up front, I must confess that I am part of the reason the Maryland Transportation Authority is considering a proposal to jack up tolls to dizzying heights. You see, I'm a parasite on the system. Have been for years. And if you, too, commute into...
  • Reopening of Market House may be delayed

    Reopening of Market House may be delayed
    The reopening of Annapolis' Market House, set for October, is likely to be delayed. "It may not be Oct. 1, so I may be walking the plank after all," said Mayor Joshua Cohen. He had vowed to take a plunge into the harbor if the historic building at City...
  • U.S. savings bond rates fall

    The Bureau of Public Debt released the new rates for savings bonds purchased from now through the end of April. The Series I bond rate for the next six months will be 3.06 percent, down from 4.60 percent for the previous six-month period. The inflation-...
  • Sinai Hospital to give Ravens baby $3,000

    Sinai Hospital to give Ravens baby $3,000
    The first baby born at Sinai Hospital during Sunday's Ravens game is going to get a little contribution toward their financial future. The Northwest Baltimore hospital is going to give a $3,000 savings bond to the first baby born after the kick off of...
  • Free tax preparation, plus a lot more

    Free tax preparation, plus a lot more
    If you don't make a lot of money, the Baltimore CASH Campaign thinks you shouldn't be forking any of it over to get your tax returns prepared. The nonprofit group is heading into its 11th tax season, offering free help for low- and moderate-income area...
  • Request to redefine Columbia Association under state law withdrawn

    The Columbia Association Wednesday withdrew its request to the Howard County delegation to sponsor legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session that would change how CA is defined under state law. CA officials could not be immediately reached for...
  • Would-be casino operators unveil ideas for Rocky Gap

    Would-be casino operators unveil ideas for Rocky Gap
    — One group that wants to open a casino at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort envisions amenities including five restaurants, a spa, a golf and tennis academy and an automobile museum. The other promises to invest $62 million to build a 50,000-square-...
  • What investors can expect in 2012

    If you had slept Rip Van Winkle-style through 2011, you'd be awakening now to find that your stock portfolio was much the same as you left it. Presuming you stayed awake, you endured a volatile year for equities. Market swings were so violent that by the...