May 12, 2022

Bonds, haven for elderly and cautious, are getting torched

High-quality U.S. bonds have lost more than 10% so far this year, as of Monday, on pace for one of their worst years in history.

Mar 2, 2022

Howard County completes $76M bond sale

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said $76 million in Public Improvement and Metropolitan District bonds were sold via a competitive bid process.

Jun 11, 2018

Federal judge to rule next week on controversial Harford Co. development

A federal judge will rule next week on whether to order Harford County to issue relevant permits and allow a subdivision to continue construction in Joppatowne.

Jan 25, 2018

Algeco Scotsman seeks to raise $1.77B in bond offering

Algeco Scotsman Global, a portable storage and remote workforce accommodation company headquartered in Baltimore, has a plan to raise about $1.77 billion through bond offerings by its affiliates.

Oct 15, 2014

It’s a volatile day for U.S. Treasury notes

Investors flooded into the U.S. Treasury market in a way not seen since the depths of the financial crisis, causing the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note to fall below 2 percent for the first time in more than a year.

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Aug 21, 2014

‘Eds and meds’ strengthen Baltimore’s credit

Baltimore was singled out by Moody's as a primary example of how universities and hospitals can contribute to a city's economic vitality.

Aug 11, 2014

State selling record amount in bonds to finance local projects

In order to provide infrastructure improvements in six jurisdictions, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is selling a record-high $41 million in bonds through the Local Government Infrastructure Financing program.

Jul 28, 2014

Baltimore sells debt with highest rating in 50 years

Baltimore is selling about $64 million of bonds this week as the municipality’s general-obligation debt carries the highest credit scores in half a century.

Nov 20, 2013

Fed wrestled in Oct. with conveying rate policy

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve wrestled at its October meeting with how to assure investors that even after it started to pull back on its economic stimulus, it still intends to keep its keep short-term rate near record lows. The minutes of the Oct. 29-30 meeting showed that all but one Fed official believe it […]

Oct 30, 2013

Fed leaves low interest-rate policies unchanged

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from its low interest-rate policies because it is growing only moderately. In a statement Wednesday after a policy meeting, the Fed said it would keep buying $85 billion a month in bonds to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage borrowing and spending. […]

Sep 11, 2013

Verizon has biggest bond sale in history

NEW YORK — Verizon raised $49 billion on Wednesday in the largest corporate bond deal ever. The sale dwarfs the previous record, Apple’s sale of $17 billion in bonds in April, and proceeds from the sale on Wednesday will help Verizon buy the rest of its U.S. wireless business from partner Vodafone. The record sale […]

Aug 8, 2013

JPMorgan faces criminal probe over mortgage bonds

NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating JPMorgan Chase over mortgage-backed investments the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis. The New York-based bank said in a regulatory filing that it is responding to investigations by the civil and criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of […]

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