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  • Improvement in mortgage delinquencies in Maryland slows

    The number of Maryland homeowners who are behind on their mortgages still is falling, but the pace of that decline has slowed as rising unemployment puts more pressure on borrowers, numbers released Monday show. The number of borrowers who were at...
  • 1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty

    1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty
    About one in four Baltimore residents is living in poverty, a one-year increase of more than 20 percent, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Although the recession officially ended in June 2009, a federal survey...
  • Federal spending in Maryland declines

    Federal spending in Maryland dropped by nearly $1.4 billion last year — a setback for a state economy built largely on Washington dollars and a likely omen, analysts say, of further austerity to come. The pullback, which was revealed in census...
  • About 58,000 Marylanders can claim extended unemployment benefits

    Look for a letter that went out over the weekend from the Maryland Labor Department to find out if you’re eligible for extended unemployment benefits.  The state says it will provide another 13 weeks of federal benefits to about 58,000 unemployed...
  • More unemployment benefits available for Marylanders long out of work

    As many as 58,000 Marylanders could be eligible next week for a new federally funded extension of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, state labor officials said Friday. The Extended Benefits program, which takes effect Sunday, provides an...
  • Unemployment insurance tax stays at top level

    Maryland employers will continue paying the maximum rates for the state's unemployment-insurance tax next year but could see improvement in 2013, state officials say. Maryland has been stuck at "Table F" — rates ranging from 2.2 percent to 13.5...
  • For older, out-of-work residents, the future looks grim

    For older, out-of-work residents, the future looks grim
    Kathleen Harwell can't imagine what life on the streets would be like for a 59-year-old woman with diabetes and high blood pressure, but she's afraid she'll soon find out. After nearly two years without work and no luck finding a new job, the Laurel...
  • Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech

    Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech
    After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment. State Democrats expressed near-...
  • Fewer Marylanders reported behind on mortgage payments

    Fewer Maryland homeowners were in foreclosure or behind on mortgage payments in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago, reflecting a loan crisis on the mend, statistics released Thursday show. About 133,000 of the state's nearly 1.1...
  • How to rebuild finances after losing a job and finding another

    How to rebuild finances after losing a job and finding another
    Ever so slowly, the unemployed are getting hired. And if you're one of them, the next task will be to get your finances back on track. The latest government figures show that the median length of unemployment is 51/2 months — enough time without...
  • Changes you may encounter while preparing this season's tax return

    Changes you may encounter while preparing this season's tax return
    For taxpayers who are procrastinators, this is your year. Not only is the Internal Revenue Service asking those with more complex returns to hold off filing until mid-February, but the usual tax deadline has been extended three days, to April 18, because...
  • Austerity measures squeeze Greece too hard

    Austerity measures squeeze Greece too hard
    The Greek parliament approved a $113 billion austerity package that had been demanded by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund as a condition for receiving a $17 billion installment of the $160 billion "bailout" package negotiated last...