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FINANCE: Bonds may smooth portfolio volatility (access required)

<TAB>Volatile stock prices tested the resiliency of many investors last year, as concerns about inflation, interest rates, corporate earnings and the presidential election all helped roil the market. <@SM><@SM><TAB>It

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Washington Post’s David Broder at UM (access required)

<br /><br />David S. Broder, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political reporter and columnist for The Washington Post, is joining the journalism faculty at the University of Maryland, the school announced Friday.<br /><br />Broder joins Maryland’s College of Journalism as a full professor this spring and will begin teaching a weekly seminar in the fall semester. His seminars will focus on political reporting and the relationship between the press and government.

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Health insurance bill gains (access required)

<TAB>The Maryland Senate has given unanimous approval to a bill that would strengthen existing state tax credits for long-term care insurance costs. <@SM><@SM><TAB><b><a href="http://mlis.state.md.us/2001rs/billfile/SB0148.htm" target="_blank">SB 148</a></b>, sponsored by Sen. Janet Hoffman, D-Baltimore City/Baltimore County, clarified a law passed last year that created an income tax credit for 100 percent of premiums paid up to a maximum of $500 toward long-term care insurance for personal coverage or for a spouse, parent, child or stepchild.

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Site is field of dreams (access required)

<TAB>Office space at Windsor Corporate Park on Lord Baltimore Drive in the Woodlawn section is filling up almost as fast as MIE Properties can build it.<@SM><@SM><TAB>When Gerald J. Wit, a vice president at MIE, said the park has

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NEWS SUMMARY – Updated 12:36 P.M. (access required)

Updated items in italics.Lewin goes back to businessMike Lewin, former secretary of Maryland’s Department of Business & Economic Development, has joined Baltimore investment bank Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. as vice chairman of a newly created private funds group and ...

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Teen strippers cost business license (access required)

Two teenage strippers caught drinking at a bachelor party have cost the Lonaconing American Legion its liquor license.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Allegany County Liquor Control Board rescinded the liquor license at American Legion Post 92 for 35 days, board member Arthur Bond said last week.

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Schwab reverses course on furloughs (access required)

<TAB>Stock brokerage Charles Schwab Corp. scrapped a cost-cutting order requiring thousands of its employees to take off three days during the next month after discovering the plan raised

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BETH’S BUZZ: Get organized: Six top financial resolutions strategies for 2001 (access required)

<br /><br />It’s important every year to keep your long-term goals as a top priority in reviewing your investments. In the wake of the recent market volatility and overall economic slowdown, even accomplished investors are finding it difficult to stay on track with their personal finances.

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Former newspaper publisher charged with campaign finance violations (access required)

<br /><br />The former publisher of the Cheboygan Daily Tribune was charged Friday with violating state campaign finance law by giving a mayoral candidate special rates on advertisements.<br /><br />Roy S. Trahan II was arraigned in Cheboygan County District Court on four felony counts, each punishable by up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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Money fills high-yield mutual funds (access required)

<TAB>Money continues to pour into U.S. high-yield mutual funds, with $488 million of inflows during the week ended Jan. 31, according to AMG Data Services.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Junk-bond funds have taken in more than $2.5 billion so far this year, a strong reversal from last year

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