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  • Some companies are healthy, producing dividends

    You might conclude that stock dividends are harder to find these days than, say, a credit card company that forgives late payments. Cash-strapped companies, most notably banks, slashed dividends last year to the tune of more than $40 billion. It was the...
  • Ways to lower your auto insurance premiums

    Ways to lower your auto insurance premiums
    Here are tips from the Insurance Information Institute on lowering your auto insurance premiums: •Raise your deductible. Going from $200 to $500 could trim collision and comprehensive coverage premiums by up to 30 percent; raising the deductible to...
  • Milan Table Talk and more on euros

     
    In today's Table Talk I tell you about Milan, the restaurant/lounge that gives its prices in euros as well as dollars. This gives me the opportunity to mention the comment Danielle made under the post I did on the euro......
  • Staying afloat in 2009

    Vacationers who hit the high seas in 2009 will find a treasure-trove of bargains - and that's not all. At least 14 new ships, including the world's biggest behemoth and two intimate luxury vessels, plus innovative facilities and more U.S. departures,...
  • 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...
  • Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti

    Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti
    Steve Bisciotti is coming off his most successful season as the Ravens' majority owner, winning his first playoff game and coming within one victory of the Super Bowl. At the NFL annual meetings Sunday in Dana Point, Calif., Bisciotti talked with...
  • Ross taps the thrill of the bargain hunt

    Mary Bullard has a sort of love-hate relationship with Ross Dress for Less. She doesn't like the stores because they have narrow aisles, long lines and "way too much stuff." But all that isn't enough to keep her away: The Corona, Calif., resident...
  • How we did it

    The Sun's report on corporate chief-executive compensation in Maryland is based on data gathered by Aon Corp., a global benefits consulting firm based in Chicago, under a contract with Tribune Co. newspapers. Aon obtained the data from the most recent...
  • Many executives delivered 'bang for the buck'

    For 2004, a year that saw the shares of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. surge more than 31 percent, company chief executive George A. Roche received a more modest 21.7 percent bump in his compensation - just about all from performance bonuses. In short, a half-...
  • Jonathan Ogden wants to be highest-paid lineman

    Jonathan Ogden wants to be highest-paid lineman
    If the Ravens are going to keep Pro Bowl tackle Jonathan Ogden beyond the 2000 season, they probably will have to make him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. That was the upshot of two days of meetings this week between Ogden's agent,...
  • U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate rises to 6.2 percent

    U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate rises to 6.2 percent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while. Nonfarm payrolls increased...
  • U.S. consumer spending rises, inflation pressures muted

    U.S. consumer spending rises, inflation pressures muted
    U.S. consumer spending rose for a fifth straight month in June, but a moderation in price increases suggested the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates anytime soon. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer spending increased 0.4 percent...