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  • T. Rowe Price reports third-quarter profit of $247.3 million

    T. Rowe Price reports third-quarter profit of $247.3 million
    Buoyed by rising assets under management and market gains, T. Rowe Price Group reported Wednesday that it earned $247.3 million, or 94 cents per share, for the third quarter. Revenue reached $769.7 million for the three months ending Sept. 30. A year...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas

    O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are proposing to raise taxes on gasoline by $2 billion over five years to pay for highways, transit and other transportation projects. The legislation endorsed by the governor,...
  • The gas tax compromise

    The gas tax compromise
    The gas tax plan unveiled this week by Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly's top leaders is a complicated proposal that wouldn't represent our first choice in how best to pay for Maryland's transportation needs. But, on balance, it's a better-...
  • Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?

    Can Obama sell 'chained CPI'?
    President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
  • Havre de Grace mayor, former councilman plan to run again

    Havre de Grace's election season in May is ramping up already, and it hasn't even formally started yet. Just before the day to start filing applications, Mayor Wayne Dougherty announced he would be running for mayor once again, while a former...
  • Harford estimates board approves 'state government relations' contract

    The members of Harford County's Board of Estimates unanimously approved a $43,090 contract Thursday to hire a "state government relations" consulting firm to advocate on the county's behalf in Annapolis. The board awarded the contract to G.S. Proctor &...
  • The sequester stand-off

    The sequester stand-off
    Is this really the best anyone in Washington can do to avert sequestration? President Barack Obama's call for delaying the automatic spending cuts past the March 1 deadline would seem reasonable enough, except he hasn't really offered up a specific plan...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Five questions with … Dean Cottrill

    Five questions with … Dean Cottrill
    As president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Greater Baltimore operations, Dean Cottrill has gotten to know the real estate markets of a great number of communities — from the heart of Baltimore to Ocean City. "I'm all over the place and...
  • The deficit control policy Democrats and Republicans can love

    When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
  • Sad time for Maryland after passage of gas tax with automatic accelerator [Letter]

    What a sad time for Marylanders. They are going to be subjected to a regressive gas tax that will have an automatic tax accelerator tied to the Consumer Price Index. It is unfair to the gas station owners who are operating along the borders of our state....