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  • Will any part of Europe save itself?

    Will any part of Europe save itself?
    The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
  • The Interview: Larry Harding, president of High Street Partners

    The Interview: Larry Harding, president of High Street Partners
    About 20 of High Street Partners' employees are based at its Annapolis headquarters. The rest of its 160 workers are spread around the world, from California to London to Shanghai — which makes sense, considering its niche. The company helps...
  • What investors can expect in 2012

    If you had slept Rip Van Winkle-style through 2011, you'd be awakening now to find that your stock portfolio was much the same as you left it. Presuming you stayed awake, you endured a volatile year for equities. Market swings were so violent that by the...
  • 'Power of the king' on display at National Gallery of Art

    War is hell, but it seems beautiful in the textiles hanging on the walls of Washington's National Gallery of Art in the exhibit "The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries." Celebrating that Portuguese Catholic king's victory over a...
  • Look to Madeira for a good sip of history

    As with most things these days, it all boils down to politics. In 1665, King Charles II of England decreed that all European goods being shipped to the West Indies and the Americas had to be transported on British ships setting sail from British ports....
  • Laurel native returns for solo concert Friday

    Jeff Aug has moved so far in his career as a guitarist that he now lives in a town in southern Germany, but he's returning to the town where he grew up, Laurel, for a solo concert on Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m., at Montpelier Arts Center. Performing...
  • From bread basket to bread lines, Carroll has ridden economic waves

    We greet 2012 while enduring the beginning of the fifth year of an economic malaise. Yes, I am well aware that the National Bureau of Economic Research determined that our current recession began December 2007 and was over in June 2009. Yeah right...
  • Fake female empowerment vs. the real thing

    Fake female empowerment vs. the real thing
    Two items have recently burst onto the media scene: a movie called "The Iron Lady" about one of the greatest women in history — former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — and a growing European recall of breast implants in danger of...
  • A deepening disconnect

    A deepening disconnect
    Given that the country is facing huge problems and still digging out from the worst financial crisis since the Depression, some might expect that the seemingly endless debates and breathless saturation of media coverage of it all would converge into a...
  • 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...
  • European shares fall to 11-month closing low

    European shares hit their lowest close in 11 months on Tuesday as weak global growth replaced the U.S. debt ceiling row as investors' main concern and banks fell on worries about the euro zone peripheral debt crisis. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (....
  • 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...