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Richmond Fed president: Uncertainty, the unknown are biggest economic risks (access required)

The biggest threats to the economy could be uncertainty and the unexpected, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told Maryland bankers Friday. Businesses just want to know the rules and that would be the best thing for ...

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Md. banks prepare for federal employees missing paychecks (access required)

Maryland financial institutions have mobilized to aid thousands of consumers who have been furloughed by the federal government and will begin missing paychecks this weekend. The partial government shutdown, now in its 18th day, has affected tens of thousands of ...

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No downturn imminent, economists tell Md. bankers (access required)

Despite increased volatility from the stock market during the past month, economic growth should be expected to continue following a strong 2018, financial leaders and economists said at the Maryland Bankers Association 12th Annual “First Friday” Economic Outlook Forum. While ...

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Md. banks keep an eye on potential Dodd-Frank changes (access required)

Bankers in Maryland remain watchful of efforts to repeal large portions of Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law created to impose tough regulations on the industry in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the ...

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Exploring ways to manage student loan debt and take out a mortgage (access required)

The college class of 2017 likely graduated last month with more student debt than any class before them. As college costs rise, declining homeownership rates have been named a casualty of the rising student debt. But even when a graduate ...

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Trump administration brings hope, uncertainty for Md. financial services industry (access required)

The results of the 2016 presidential election ushered in a period of uncertainty as to what a Donald Trump administration will mean for the country. For the financial services sector, however, Trump’s election opened a door to potential regulatory relief. ...

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American Bankers Association to help employees pay off student loans (access required)

The average college student in the United States graduates with about $30,000 in student loan debt. In Maryland, the average debt is about $27,700, according to numbers from The Institute for College Access & Success. In an effort to relieve ...

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