WASHINGTON — House and Senate Democrats say they’ll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They say the entire government should be reopened, ...Read More »
The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday threw into turmoil the household finances of some federal workers, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks. Park ranger and father-to-be Darquez Smith said he already lives paycheck to paycheck while ...Read More »
Maryland’s unemployment rate fell in October for the first time in six months, but economists and labor officials cautioned Tuesday the state faces immense challenges as the economy recovers slowly and federal lawmakers debate deep budget cuts. “October’s improvement should ...
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Despite our nation fighting wars on at least three fronts (Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan), U.S. news outlets, for the most part, have focused much of this past year on domestic issues such as the debt ceiling, President Obama’s jobs bill, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Confronted with an economy that has decidedly underperformed this year, economists are scaling back their growth forecasts for 2011 and next year. In their latest forecast, top economists with the National Association for Business Economics predict that the ...Read More »
I struck a nerve the other day when I suggested the tea party had fomented a crisis around the debt ceiling. There was this email: “I find it amazing that you so quickly pointed to the TEA Party as causing ...Read More »
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We are writing to correct misstatements made by Mr. David Johnson in his recent guest column in The Daily Record regarding the State Center project. First, Mr. Johnson states that the State does not pay rent to occupy the obsolete ...Read More »
Maryland could be within $43 million of hitting its debt ceiling in fiscal 2017, according to projections presented to the Capital Debt Affordability Committee. The committee, made up of financial officials from the executive branch and legislature, heard an overview ...Read More »
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Rupert Murdoch, who was driven off Page One, may be the only one to find something good in the recent implosion of confidence and credit in governments around much of the world. President Barack Obama and Congress ...Read More »