| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Technology has overtaken the U.S. savings bonds. After this year, you will no longer be able to buy a paper bond. All purchases will be made electronically. By going totally electronic, the government is expected to save $120 million over five years.
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Upon announcing earlier this week that Harford County government had retained its AAA bond rating, County Executive David R. Craig made a wry comment to the effect that the federal government could take a lesson from Harford County when it comes to fiscal...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:52 AM
The move by the federal government to end the sale of paper savings bonds at banks and credit unions next year is bad news for savers in more ways than one.
The amount of savings bonds consumers can buy each year will be significantly reduced. And even...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Emily Gill, a 19-year-old from White Hall who raises dairy cows and Welsh ponies, was named Miss Harford County Farm Bureau for 2012 at the Farm Fair Thursday evening.
Three young women, all members of the Harford County agriculture community, competed...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The Board of County Commissioners last week approved enrollment in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's "On Behalf of Local Governments" housing program, designed to aid first-time home buyers.
The initiative is a state bond...
| May 1, 2012
| 12:21 PM
T. Rowe Price Group closed its high-yield bond funds to new investors as of Monday, the Baltimore money manager announced Tuesday.
They include the investor class shares and advisor class shares of the $9.2 billion High Yield Fund as well as the $2.5...
| Nov 4, 2008
Maryland voters will flock to the polls today, lured by a momentous presidential election but also called to decide on slot-machine gambling and to settle one of the most competitive congressional races in the country.
Expected record turnout could...
| Oct 11, 2004
Baltimore's newest museum won't officially open for several months, but it has already received its first visitors.
AIA Maryland, a statewide affiliate of the American Institute of Architects, became the first group to hold an event at Baltimore's...
| Nov 25, 2002
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The county has closed on bond refinancing that will result in an annual savings of about $530,000 over the next decade, James City officials announced Thursday.
The total savings on the two 2005 general obligation and lease revenue bonds, which were...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The release of the annual Social Security Trustees Report brought out the same stale arguments from both the optimists and the pessimists who have been around for decades. The pessimists insist that Social Security is going broke, and the optimists...
| Aug 6, 2014
Investors can't shake the jitters.
After a brief calm in the stock market Monday in the wake of last week's sharp sell-off, investors turned squeamish about stocks again Tuesday and took cover in Treasury bonds. At one point, selling drove the Dow Jones...