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  • Bring overseas dollars home

    Bring overseas dollars home
    It is time to bring the dollars home. One of the most discussed aspects of economic life in America is the amount of capital on U.S. corporate balance sheets. But according to research by Moody's, as much as half of U.S. companies' $1.24 trillion in cash...
  • Maryland lost 2,500 jobs in August, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 2,500 jobs in August, reversing some of the gains made earlier in the summer and pushing the state unemployment rate to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. The reductions hit as growth nationwide came to a standstill. But...
  • Obama's stimulus created jobs, whether Republicans like it or not

    At a recent debate sponsored by the tea party, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated that the Obama administration's economic stimulus program resulted in zero jobs. Rep. Eric Cantor has also been quoted as saying essentially the same thing. So I proceeded to...
  • Debt ceiling: Republicans stand by their ultimatums

    Debt ceiling: Republicans stand by their ultimatums
    It is hard to know whether to be comforted, amused or alarmed by the latest attempt by House Republicans to set the nation on a course toward defaulting on its debt. Tuesday's vote by the House killing a proposed increase in the debt ceiling — a...
  • McConnell: Time for tough choices on spending, debt

    Over the next several weeks, Republicans in Washington will be engaged in a critical mission: to persuade Democrats of the need to develop a plan that reins in our debt without raising taxes, which we know would kill jobs. This effort is taking place in...
  • An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market

    An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market
    Gauging the trajectory of the real estate market in the Baltimore region has become a hyper-local exercise — it depends on precisely where you live. While a handful of communities roared back so much last year that the number of home sales actually...
  • Geithner said to consider departure from Treasury

    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he's considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the federal debt limit, according to three people...
  • Striped bass audit hides multitude of sins

    Striped bass audit hides multitude of sins
    Let's say you have a product that people automatically associate with you. Except for one hiccup in the timeline, it's been on the market since before Capt. John Smith rowed a boat around the Chesapeake. And it's so popular that people will do crazy...
  • 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...
  • Debt crisis could have outsized effect on Maryland

    Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein. A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
  • Ulman urges counties to review finances in light of debt crisis

    Howard County is conducting a review of its finances and County Executive Ken Ulman, president of the Maryland Association of Counties, is urging other jurisdictions to do the same in light of the federal debt crisis. "As a deal eludes President (Barack)...
  • Deficit impasse can be solved — if Congress looks out for the people and not just the rich

    How pathetically sad and disturbing that the financial stability of our nation is in such a precarious, perilous state, and our credit rating is now being threatened by two top rating agencies, Moody's Investors and Standard and Poor's. The quick fix is...