| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:09 PM
The following is an abridged version of a discussion on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant.
Andrew Teixeira: I'm sorry ... I thought Congress had something to do with creating jobs?!?! Instead of clamoring to cut federal spending, maybe...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
A five-month stretch of job losses in Maryland ended in August with a small gain, too meager to keep the state's unemployment rate from ticking up to 7.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
And some economists said even the apparent job...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:00 PM
As the national economy struggles to find solid footing following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, candidates for federal office, from the presidential race down to the local congressional races, are locked in a philosophical...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:10 PM
MetLife Inc. and General Electric Co. have tweaked the terms of a deal in which the U.S. life insurer is selling $7 billion in bank deposits to the conglomerate, a move MetLife said would change the regulator in charge of approving the deal.
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Would you borrow money to pay off your mortgage and instead risk it in the market?
That is in essence what Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz would like to do by floating $255 million of pension obligation bonds to fill the official hole in the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Holiday sales are expected to rise 3 percent in November and December compared to the last two months of 2011, a trade group for the shopping center industry is forecasting.
The expected increase is pegged to an index measuring sales at chain stores open...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:01 PM
A leading bond-rating agency has downgraded the Chicago Board of Education's debt in the wake of the settlement of the Chicago Teacher's Union's recent strike.
Moody's Investor Service had already downgraded the Chicago Public Schools' bond rating...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 2:14 PM
SAN DIEGO --Moody's Investors Servicegave the San Diego Unified School District's financial outlook a "negative'' rating for the second time in four months this week.
Moody's cited poor budgeting practices and low liquidity.
The SDUSD has "a...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:05 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A new report says children in four Great Plains states are more likely to have parents with jobs and manageable living costs.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation publishes a national study called Kids Count that measures child well-...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:53 PM
DETROIT (AP) — The Standard & Poor's ratings agency has raised its outlook on Ford Motor Co. from "Stable" to "Positive," but it stopped short of increasing the company's credit rating to investment grade status.
Ford, however, already has been...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 5:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve"...