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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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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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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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