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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 ...

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3 agencies give thumbs-up to Md. bond sale

All three U.S. bond-rating agencies — Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors and Fitch Ratings — have reaffirmed Maryland’s AAA bond rating in preparation for an upcoming sale of $435 million in general obligation bonds at the Board of Public Works meeting on July 24.

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S&P boosts outlook for government’s long-term debt

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services upgraded its outlook Monday for the U.S. government’s long-term debt. S&P cited the government’s strengthened finances, a recovering U.S. economy and some easing of Washington’s political gridlock. The credit rating service raised its ...

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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to slow its extraordinary stimulus programs. Reducing the Fed’s efforts to keep borrowing rates low ...

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