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  • Memories of the financial crisis, five years later

    Memories of the financial crisis, five years later
    The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit. The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
  • Keeping up with baby-product recalls

    Keeping up with baby-product recalls
    Another day, another baby product recall – Baby Einstein activity jumpers, the Nap Nanny, Bumbo seats, cribs, strollers, etc. How is a new parent supposed to keep up with them all? One of the best places to find out about recalls is the U.S....
  • Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending

    Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending
    Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season. With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
  • T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter

    T. Rowe Price reports 9 percent increase in profit for third quarter
    T. Rowe Price reported a $270.3 million profit in the third quarter Thursday, up 9.3 percent from the previous year, although the Baltimore-based money manager saw an outflow of investor dollars during the period. On a per-share basis, the company earned...
  • Shoppers spend more on Halloween

    Shoppers spend more on Halloween
    Thomas Gallagher tried to steer his daughter toward one of the less-pricey costumes at Spirit Halloween in Glen Burnie. But then the 5-year-old spied the Snow White get-up. Too late. Gallagher ended up spending about $40 at the store last week on a...
  • Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise

    Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise
    Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent raise next year, the Social Security Administration announced today. Also, the agency announced that the amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax is going up next year from $113,700...
  • Change in inflation measure would affect federal retirees

    Change in inflation measure would affect federal retirees
    The next big battle for federal workers might not be over another government shutdown, but how to measure inflation. The long-term budget deal that lawmakers agreed last month to pursue is expected to include discussion on whether the federal government...
  • Salary process starts for Howard County executive, council members

    Salary process starts for Howard County executive, council members
    Howard County's newly appointed compensation review commission met for the first time Monday, July 29, to begin the process of deciding next term's salaries for the county executive and council members. The commission, which is composed of seven...
  • Md. GOP needs good ideas and candidates

    Your article, "Md. GOP considers opening its primary" (July 18), came as a surprise since I am a member of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee and had not heard about any plans to allow independents to vote in our primaries. Sure, we are...
  • Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare

    Obama should not compromise on Social Security and Medicare
    The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested. This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
  • Aberdeen Salary Task Force holds first meeting

    In their first meeting as a group on Monday afternoon, members of the Aberdeen Salary Task Force laid the groundwork, but didn't get into any philosophical discussions, for their assignment of studying a proposed salary increase for the city's future...
  • Maryland boat sales drop while national market improves

    Maryland boat sales drop while national market improves
    The maritime economy hasn't been shipshape in the city that calls itself "America's Sailing Capital." The doldrums that becalmed the national powerboat and sailboat industry four years ago did not spare Annapolis — or the two boat shows that have...