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  • Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin [Commentary]

    Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama came into office promising to limit United States commitments abroad in order to focus on the economy and health care at home. Such an approach may have been prudent immediately after the excesses of the Bush administration, but...
  • Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise

    Next Harford state's attorney to get major raise
    The Maryland Senate has passed legislation to increase the salary of the Harford County state's attorney. The measure is awaiting action in the House of Delegates. Under the legislation, SB 475, the state's attorney's base salary of $98,500, which has...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • Cutting Social Security benefits won't revive the GOP [Letter]

    Cutting Social Security benefits won't revive the GOP [Letter]
    Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. suggests raising the qualifying age for Social Security to 70 because "we are living much longer than originally envisioned; our benefits should reflect this fact of life" ("Nine ideas to revive the Republican Party,"...
  • Federal Reserve official sees continued slow recovery

    Federal Reserve official sees continued slow recovery
    The economy is likely to continue dragging in a slow recovery this year, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told a Maryland bankers group Friday. The economy will grow an estimated 2 percent to 2.25 percent, about the same as since the...
  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds in December

    Consumer confidence rebounds in December
    Consumer confidence is on the rebound. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased to 78.1 in December from 72.0 in November, the Conference Board said. The monthly consumer confidence survey looks at what consumers buy and watch....
  • Howard commission readies recommendations for council, exec salaries

    A citizens' commission created to review the compensation levels of the county executive and council is close to making its final recommendations. After more than four months of meetings, in which commission members parsed budget information, examined...
  • 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...
  • Shops at Mellor could see future facelift

    Shops at Mellor could see future facelift
    In recent months, the string of stores in the middle of Mellor Avenue flanking Magruder Avenue have undergone a number of changes. But the conclusion of the summer season does not mean the end of activity for the two commercial buildings formerly...
  • Marylanders to travel more this Labor Day weekend, AAA says

    Marylanders to travel more this Labor Day weekend, AAA says
    Forecasts of sunny skies are combining with falling gas prices and an apparent "pent-up demand" for getaways to put Maryland on course for its busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the end of the recession. AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that 678,...
  • GOP just can't say yes to Obama

    GOP just can't say yes to Obama
    I generally avoid trite devices like multiple-choice questions to frame a column. But I can't help myself this time, so please bear with me. Congressional Republicans rejected President Barack Obama's proposal last week to exchange a cut in corporate...