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Feb 11, 2013

Guantanamo lawyers concerned about eavesdropping

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Lawyers for the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks want to know if U.S. government officials have been eavesdropping on their private conversations with the defendants. The evidence for any such listening, the subject of a hearing that started Monday at this U.S. base […]

Sep 12, 2011

Late rally pushes stocks higher; 2nd gain in Sept.

NEW YORK — A late afternoon rally pushed the stock market higher for only the second day this month. Major indexes spent most of Monday lower as investors worried that Greece could be edging closer to default. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note reached another record low as investors piled into U.S. government debt […]

Aug 5, 2011

Stocks swing as Europe, economy fears spread

Don’t look away for too long. You might miss a market rally. Or a plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 80 points after being down as many as 245 points on Friday. It had been up by as many as 171 points after a solid jobs report in the morning. Many investors fear […]

May 5, 2011

University of Maryland to get AIDS vaccine funding

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is announcing a funding consortium to pay for preclinical development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate. Gov. Martin O’Malley and Dr. Robert Gallo, who founded the Institute of Human Virology at the university, will make the announcement Thursday in Baltimore with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They will […]

Apr 18, 2011

Commentary: Maryland economy relies on U.S. government

The Wall Street Journal printed a devastating editorial highlighting a stark contrast between who is pulling the wagon and who is riding in it. In “We’ve Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers,” published April 1, Stephen Moore writes that the employment base has been distorted to such an extent that more Americans now work […]

Apr 18, 2011

S&P cuts outlook for U.S. debt to negative

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service downgraded its outlook Monday on U.S. government debt, expressing unprecedented doubts over the ability of Washington to bring the massive federal budget deficits under control. The agency lowered the long-term outlook to “Negative” from “Stable,” saying there is a one in three chance the United States could lose […]

Mar 22, 2011

Fed says 2010 payment to government sets record

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is paying a record $79.3 billion to the U.S. government after the central bank earned a record amount of money last year from programs aimed at boosting the economy. The Fed says its payment to the Treasury Department for 2010 is 67 percent higher than $47.4 billion it paid in […]

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