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  • Harford's AAA bond ratings reaffirmed

    Harford County's AAA bond rating was reaffirmed by rating agencies Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced Tuesday. The two agencies upgraded the county in 2010, and the confirmation of the AAA...
  • Another down year for Baltimore-area housing market

    Another down year for Baltimore-area housing market
    The Baltimore region's housing market posted the fourth straight year of average price declines in 2011 as the number of home sales hit a low not seen in at least a decade and a half. The average home sold last year in the metro area changed hands for...
  • State's credit rating threatened

    WASHINGTON —A leading bond rating agency threatened Tuesday to downgrade Maryland's gold-plated credit rating because of the protracted debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Moody's Investors Service announced it would...
  • 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 visits U. Md. during debt fight

    Obama visits U. Md. during debt fight
    —With the debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling heading into its final stretch, President Barack Obama will visit the University of Maryland on Friday for a town hall meeting the White House said will be focused on the...
  • Unemployment rate continues to inch upward in Maryland

    Maryland's unemployment rate in September continued to inch upward for the fourth straight month, according to U.S. Labor Department data released Friday. But economists saw positive signs in the fact that more people reported that they were in the...
  • 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...
  • Obama should veto any debt deal that causes a downgrade

    I've heard President Obama threaten to veto plans that put too much of the burden on the backs of seniors, I've heard him threaten to veto plans that don't extend the cap through the elections, but the one thing I haven't heard him threaten to veto is the...
  • GOP debt plan advances, then dies

    With last-minute support from Maryland's Republicans, the House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill Friday to raise the nation's debt ceiling, but the high-stakes hunt for a bipartisan plan that could pass both chambers of Congress was set to...
  • 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...
  • The downgrade and the aftershocks

    The downgrade and the aftershocks
    As Warren Buffett once observed, it takes about 20 years to build up a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. Last Friday's decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade U.S. debt from AAA to AA+ was just that kind of hit — and the markets are showing...