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  • What happens to Maryland if the U.S. defaults?

    What happens to Maryland if the U.S. defaults?
    Earlier this week, Moody's credit rating agency announced it is reviewing the credit of Maryland and four other AAA rated states in light of the debate in Washington about the possible default of U.S. government debt — even though Maryland pays...
  • Democrats and Republicans: Stop blaming each other for the deficit and fix the problem

    I just can't take this anymore. I am sick of the Democrats (tax the rich) and Republicans (cut programs but not defense) and their endless back and forth about who is to blame for the deficit. Guess what gang? Both of you are. A perfect example of this...
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers

    The Interview: Robert G. Wilmers
    Robert G. Wilmers, M&T Bank Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, has been leading the Buffalo, N.Y., bank's shopping spree in Maryland. After gaining a foothold in the state with the purchase of Allfirst Financial Inc. in 2003 (the same year...
  • Some investors still on sidelines

    Some investors still on sidelines
    After a brutal third quarter in which the United States saw an unprecedented downgrade of its credit, many weary investors are staying on the sidelines. Despite encouraging signs about new unemployment claims in recent days, uncertainty remains as the...
  • The Interview: Anita Newcomb, banking consultant

    The Interview: Anita Newcomb, banking consultant
    In coming years your community bank may be merging with a rival, closing branches and redesigning the interiors of branches that remain, says Columbia-based banking consultant Anita G. Newcomb. With nearly three decades of experience running banks,...
  • Credit unions developed battle plans to protect federal workers during debt ceiling fight

    While congressional leaders work to push through a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling, some credit unions that serve federal employees aren't taking any chances. Institutions in Maryland and Washington have developed programs to assist their...
  • Perryville has $1.3 million surplus, audit says

    A representative with the accounting firm Weyrich, Cronin and Sorra reported that the town of Perryville ran a surplus of $1.3 million for the financial year that ended June 30. Reporting on the town's audit for the spending year, the representative...
  • Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse

    Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse
    While politicians in Washington refuse to compromise on raising the debt ceiling, small investors are worrying about what a stalemate might mean to their life savings. Financial planners say they are having discussions regularly with clients about the...
  • London gears up for Olympics as only the British can

    London gears up for Olympics as only the British can
    The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen. She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
  • Let credit unions do their job

    Virtually every current or aspiring officeholder on either side of the aisle extols the virtues of American small businesses as the backbone of the U.S. economy. With that in mind, Sen. Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat, and Rep. Ed Royce, a California...
  • Don't leave hunger off the global agenda

    When the leaders of the globe's biggest economies — the G8 — meet at Camp David in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains this weekend, they will have a plate full of problems: banking and liquidity and bonds and loan guarantees and such. Somewhere on...