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  • 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...
  • Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore

    Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore
    Constellation Energy Group Inc. revived its future as an independent, Baltimore-based company yesterday, calling off its takeover agreement with billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett in favor of a $4.5 billion investment from France's largest utility....
  • CEOs paid more even as profits fall

    CEOs paid more even as profits fall
    Chief executives of public companies have long had a ready answer when criticized about high pay: It's all about company performance. That argument has been put to the test by the toughest financial environment since the Great Depression. If...
  • Will tech continue leading rebound?

    The stock market is on a hot streak, and technology issues are leading the charge. Of course, investors have heard that come-on before, and for the last 2 1/2 years it has been to their peril to believe that any rebound -- especially in tech -- would...
  • Rally spurs belief bear market is over

    With the Standard & Poor's 500 index notching four straight winning weeks for the first time in more than a year, the stock market rally is gaining more believers. July's spikes in mutual fund redemptions, trading volume and key gauges of investor fear...
  • Convention center hotel proposed

    The city-owned parking lot near the Baltimore Convention Center downtown has seen a myriad of hotel-development dreams come and go over the years. Now, this one seems to offer the most promise. A proposed 750-room Hilton hotel north of Oriole Park at...
  • Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves

    Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves
    Fueled by a stronger economy, credit-card debt is accelerating for the first time in years in Metro Orlando — one of the country's fastest-growing markets for paying with plastic, a new study has found. Consumer credit-card debt in the metro...
  • S&P 500 edges up to set new record; best month since Feb

    S&P 500 edges up to set new record; best month since Feb
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns....
  • Stocks rise, bond yields steady as ECB seen on hold

    Stocks rise, bond yields steady as ECB seen on hold
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Friday, posting their best month since February on strong U.S. data, while German bond yields edged up from record lows as expectations that the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy next...
  • Fiat shareholder tally shows Chrysler merger approved

    Fiat's merger creating a single, global automaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has cleared its biggest remaining hurdle by not exceeding a limit on cash paid out to current Fiat shareholders who don't support the deal. CEO Sergio Marchionne is combining...
  • HKEx to consider listing rule change after Alibaba IPO loss

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Stung by the loss of the high-profile IPO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday took a first step towards potentially loosening its listing rules and allowing firms with dual-class share...
  • Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to 'Super Mario's' mojo? For financial markets, Draghi's...