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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • T. Rowe Price reports 23 percent increase in earnings in 4th quarter

    T. Rowe Price reports 23 percent increase in earnings in 4th quarter
    T. Rowe Price Group on Tuesday reported a $232 million profit for the fourth quarter, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier. The Baltimore-based investment firm earned 88 cents a share for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That's up from 73 cents a share a...
  • O'Malley takes a bow

    O'Malley takes a bow
    As Muhammad Ali once observed, "It's not bragging if you can back it up." Thus, even his most caustic critics will have to concede that Gov. Martin O'Malley's State of the State address may have been the most heavily footnoted piece of braggadocio in...
  • The other, more dangerous, cliffs

    The other, more dangerous, cliffs
    The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three: The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
  • Ending filibuster abuse

    Ending filibuster abuse
    The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
  • Obama offers Republicans a choice: My way or the highway

    Letter writer Thad Paulhamus claims that House Speaker John Boehner wants a compromise where President Barack Obama cedes 100 percent on the so-called fiscal cliff issue ("Boehner's version of compromise: You give 100 percent, I give nothing," Dec. 5). My...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats to meet in Annapolis

    U.S. Senate Democrats will hold their annual retreat beginning Tuesday in Annapolis, giving lawmakers a chance to strategize about gun control, immigration and the latest fiscal crisis. The meeting, which will end with a closed-door address Wednesday by...
  • Not waiting for fiscal cliff fix, IRS posts 1040 for 2012

    It appears that the IRS isn't waiting for a solution to the fiscal cliff. The agency's website posted a 1040 Form for 2012 that contains several "reserved" lines that can be filled in later if Congress and the White House come to a compromise on taxes....
  • Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term

    Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term
    — Four years after he rode into the White House on a message of change, President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term Monday amid lowered expectations and a sense that his re-election has done little to alter the nation's fractured...
  • Md. employers add 22,000 jobs in 2012

    Md. employers add 22,000 jobs in 2012
    Maryland gained about 22,000 jobs in 2012, the smallest annual increase since the recession, underscoring the challenges facing the state in a year dominated by the federal budget and the collapse of a major employer. U.S. Department of Labor estimates...
  • For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls
    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
  • A roadmap for Obama's second term

    A roadmap for Obama's second term
    When President Barack Obama addresses the nation Monday in his second inaugural address, he will have an opportunity to lay out a broad and ambitious agenda for his next four years in office. But how much of it he will actually be able to accomplish may...
  • Military spending is bankrupting the country

    Military spending is bankrupting the country
    The endless chatter about the "fiscal cliff" has avoided any serious consideration of military spending as a major cause of our difficulties ("Just say no to financial insanity," Jan. 16). Defense appropriations are $525 billion for 2013 — 57...