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Maryland's and Virginia's Bond Ratings Could Be Cut This Fall

The credit ratings of Virginia and Maryland could be tied to the congressional panel set up to reduce the deficit.

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Council Members Rake In Dollars As Wells Attempts Campaign Finance Reform

As the D.C. Council considers a proposal from Council member Tommy Wells to limit corporations and their owners from making multiple campaign donations, campaign finance records show council members continue to rake in cash through the practice.

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Maryland Keeps AAA Bond Rating

Maryland will keep its AAA bond rating from the ratings agency Moody's Investors Service, according to an Associated Press report.

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Senate Passes Debt Ceiling Deal

A deal to raise the federal government's debt limit by $1 trillion has passed the Senate, by a vote of 74-26. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later today.

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Debt Ceiling Deal: Local Lawmakers Discuss Final Hours Of Negotiations

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are closely examining a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling and reduce the deficit announced by President Obama late last night.

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Federal Contractors Watching Debt Ceiling Talks Closely

The President of the Greater Washington Board of Trade says a federal government default on the country's debt could be ten times worse for the D.C. area than a government shutdown.

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Federal Default Would Hit The District Especially Hard

As the debt ceiling crisis escalates on Capitol Hill, concerns are growing about the impact of a possible default on the District government and the thousands of federal employees who live in the area.

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Arlington Man Sentenced For Stealing $218,000 From FTC

A former supply clerk for the Federal Trade Commission has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases.

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