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  • Announcer Ted Williams skips Baltimore Fashion Week over contract disputes

    Announcer Ted Williams skips Baltimore Fashion Week over contract disputes
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance

    Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance
    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....
  • Treasury moves away from paper to electronic savings bonds

    Treasury moves away from paper to electronic savings bonds
    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...
  • Van Hollen shows why it will be so hard to reduce the deficit

    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...
  • Md. tax increases should be on the table

    Md. tax increases should be on the table
    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...
  • Today's treasure hunter doesn't need a secret map or shovel to uncover wealth

    Today's treasure hunter doesn't need a secret map or shovel to uncover wealth
    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...
  • Obama calls the GOP's bluff

    Obama calls the GOP's bluff
    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...
  • Banks to no longer sell paper U.S. savings bonds

    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...
  • Forces in Afghanistan put at risk by budget cuts

    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'...
  • School for the Arts opens year amid controversies

    School for the Arts opens year amid controversies
    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...
  • Rough week for stock market and the many invested in it

    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...