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AAA rating affirmedAlthough beset by financial troubles, Maryland officials received some good news on Wednesday: All three bond-rating agencies have affirmed the state’s Triple A bond rating, State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp announced. The state is preparing to sell approximately ...

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Montgomery Co. man indicted for decades-old rapes

A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a convicted rapist, who is currently eligible for parole, on four more counts of rape allegedly committed between April 1977 and August 1980.

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Jurors take back verdict in Abramoff-related case

Jurors undid their verdict Thursday in the trial of an ex-lobbyist caught up in the Jack Abramoff influence peddling scandal, prompting the judge to send the panel back for more deliberations.

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Investing regularly can pay off

Given the market’s recent volatility, it is natural for most people to wonder when to invest. The answer is anytime, provided you do it on a systematic basis using a time-tested strategy — dollar-cost averaging. After all, it’s not about timing the market, it’s about time in the market.

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Domestic violence less deadly this year in Baltimore

The Baltimore City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team had good news and bad news for criminal justice leaders Wednesday during its annual report, trumpeting a significant drop in homicides but bemoaning slow progress on policy recommendations the team made in past years.

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Bloomberg plans to take over BusinessWeek magazine

Bloomberg LP is buying BusinessWeek magazine in a deal that brings together a financial news service specializing in rapid-fire updates with a print publication struggling to adapt to the Internet's information whirlwind.

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Five Key Factors to When Searching for Commercial Space

Now is an excellent time to be in the market for commercial real estate of any type, provided you are a tenant or buyer. ; It is a textbook buyer’s market. The recession and subsequent market conditions have had a significant impact on the commercial real estate industry.

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Court of Appeals reverses sex-offense conviction

Maryland’s highest court on Wednesday decided the buttocks are an “intimate area,” but reversed a sex-offense conviction for lack of evidence that the man who allegedly touched a child’s backside in the toy section of the Hagerstown Goodwill store did so for his own gratification.

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