WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers spent no more in May than in April after seeing almost no gain in their pay. The lack of growth in consumer spending and wages suggests that a faltering job market is slowing the economy. The ...Read More »
AAA says more Marylanders are expected to travel away from home next week for the July 4th holiday. The projection for a 5.3 percent increase in travel over last year would be the highest volume of travel by Maryland residents ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Americans can’t seem to shake their uneasy feeling about the economy. Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth straight month as worries about the economy outweighed relief at the gas pump, according to a private research ...
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WASHINGTON — AAA Mid-Atlantic says the District of Columbia’s use of speed and red-light cameras brought in a record $55 million in fiscal 2011 and could generate even more revenue this year. The auto club said Thursday that the city ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Cheaper gas won’t be enough to get many more Americans on the road this summer. They’re still too worried about their jobs and the economy. Economists and tourism experts are expecting only a small uptick in summer ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s tax collector slammed Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to raise taxes on gasoline Tuesday, saying it would deal a “crushing blow” to families and businesses limping through the “flickering economic recovery.” “I’ve gone all over the state. I ...
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RICHMOND, Va. — Tapping on your BlackBerry or iPhone while driving is going to cost you if a bill in a Virginia State Senate committee overwhelmingly endorsed Monday becomes law. On a 10-4 vote, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — More than 150 people braved the cold Thursday afternoon to gather in front of the State House and urge lawmakers to raise their taxes. The coalition of business leaders, transportation advocates, union officials and construction workers called for ...
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ANNAPOLIS — In the 14 years since the Maryland legislature approved red light cameras, about 200 of the ticket-issuing machines have been installed in the state, according to a database compiled by AAA Mid-Atlantic. That doesn’t include speed cameras, which ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Fitch says it will keep its rating for long-term U.S. debt at the top AAA level, despite a congressional panel’s failure to agree on long-term deficit cuts. But it is lowering its outlook to negative. The rating agency ...Read More »