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  • Hard choices for the Chesapeake

    The gloomy drizzle I observed through the window of the Loew's Hotel in Annapolis last Saturday matched the mood of the program in the room. The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and Costa Del Mar sponsored a one-day symposium to review the state of stripers (rockfish) in preparation for the scheduled October meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to develop mandates to protect and restore the striper fishery. ASMFC is an organization of states created in 1942 "To promote the better utilization of the fisheries, marine, shell and anadromous, of the Atlantic seaboard by the development of a joint program for the promotion and protection of such fisheries..."
  • Which to pay off first: credit cards or student loans?

    Dear Liz: I have $8,000 in savings. Should I use it to pay the accrued interest on federal student loans that go into repayment soon? Or should I pay credit card debts of $662 at 11.24%, $3,840 at 7.99% and $3,000 at 6.99%? Answer: Pay off the credit...

    Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...

    Hartford's Bank of America Tower Gets New Life As Apartments

    Hartford's Bank of America Tower Gets New Life As Apartments
    HARTFORD — For more than a decade now, the century-old pedestal clock at Main and Pearl streets downtown has been stuck at a quarter to 12. A broken clock in front of a broken building. The connection has not been lost on Bruce R. Becker, the...

    The high-stakes debate over credit reporting

    Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills, rent,...