| Dec 21, 2011
| 11:53 AM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Existing home sales during the housing bust were actually 14.3% worse than previously reported, a revision to Realtors' group numbers shows.
On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revised home sale counts back...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:43 AM
The apparent robbery victim killed outside his South Side home earlier this week was an up-and-coming fashion stylist, writer and blogger, according to relatives and colleagues.
Dione Deshawn Moody's keys were still in the lock of an outer vestibule at...
| Jan 1, 2012
This is the first of a series on what the state should do in 2012.
A democratically elected government must be accountable to the people it serves. It must be organized to provide necessary services efficiently and economically. It must avoid waste and...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:45 PM
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.—Long a model American community with high-performing schools, beautiful parks and rising real estate values, this city of 31,000 on the Puget Sound has lately turned into a reluctant showcase for the downgrading of America....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has introduced a $95.4 million operating budget for the next fiscal year, a proposal that would raise the property tax rate along with some fees for residents as the city moves to invest in its infrastructure and...
| Apr 6, 2012
The sarcastic old quip — "It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy" — seems to fit this week's sob story about KidsPeace.
KidsPeace, a so-called treatment network for troubled youths, once had 10,000 children under its control, often placed...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:06 PM
The jury is still out on the impact of the state's decision to dump certain criminals into the county's lap, according to Orange County 5th District Supervisor Pat Bates.
About 3,500 nominally nonviolent felons will be transferred to the county's...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Though Illinois took steps in the last year to address its fiscal crisis, including a temporary hike in the corporate and personal income tax rates, the steps did not lift the ratings on its debt.
As the state prepares to take $800 million in general...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:07 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State budget director John Nixon likes getting together with fellow budget directors these days because it gives him a chance to brag about Michigan.
After a decade of ongoing deficits, "we're in a position now where we're not...