| Aug 19, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Baltimore Fashion Week may be under way, but the showcase of models and designers is missing its star announcer.
Due to contract disputes, Ted Williams, the homeless Ohio man with the golden baritone who became an overnight sensation earlier this year,...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:49 PM
After weeks of negotiating behind the scenes, President Barack Obama came to the University of Maryland on Friday in an effort to convince the public that lawmakers could find compromise in their talks over raising nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling....
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:52 AM
The move by the federal government to end the sale of paper savings bonds at banks and credit unions next year is bad news for savers in more ways than one.
The amount of savings bonds consumers can buy each year will be significantly reduced. And even...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The article in today's Sun by Rep. Chris Van Hollen ("Medicaid cuts would hurt us all," July 25) demonstrates how difficult it will be to reduce our budget deficit. While giving lip service to the need to reduce our federal budget deficit, he then...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged the obvious on Saturday when he told local officials at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference that tax increases may be a part of the solution to the state's projected $1 billion budget shortfall...
| Jul 10, 2011
Years ago, before we were married and moved to Maryland, my husband opened a checking account in Indiana and had the statements mailed to his office there.
The account wasn't forgotten, just ignored. That wasn't a problem until his employer moved and the...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:36 AM
With time running out for Congress to raise the federal debt limit or see the nation face fiscal calamity and an almost certain end to the tenuous economic recovery, President Barack Obama has taken the lead on the issue with a proposal that...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Thank cost-cutting for this change to the U.S. savings bond program:
Starting next year, you won’t be able to buy paper savings bonds at banks and other financial institutions. Getting rid of this paper work is expected to save taxpayers more than...
| May 8, 2011
| 5:00 AM
As Rep. John P. Sarbanes points out ("In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt," April 25), American forces in Afghanistan are bracing for a new offensive from the Taliban. Unfortunately, some others in Congress are so intent on cutting the deficit that they'...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 6:54 PM
A rare air of controversy has marked the new school year at the Baltimore School for the Arts, with administrators disclosing this week that the school's payroll practices are being investigated.
The revelation comes as parents say they want to be...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Ed Fishel is a year and three months from retirement. Ask him if he noticed that the stock market plunged last week, and the Monkton man will laugh incredulously.
"Are you kidding me?" he said Friday, less than 24 hours after stock-market indexes...