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  • Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise

    Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise
    Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent raise next year, the Social Security Administration announced today. Also, the agency announced that the amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax is going up next year from $113,700...
  • Golden years grow dimmer as workers labor longer

    Golden years grow dimmer as workers labor longer
    Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments. Her business still hasn'...
  • Obamacare: Another big government program doomed to fail

    Obamacare: Another big government program doomed to fail
    It's Obamacare activation and government "shutdown" week in Washington, where the consequences of misplaced faith in government are everywhere. Still, "true believers" remain faithful that Obamacare will be the exception to government's past failures in...
  • DHR is not 'robbing' any children

    I am writing in response to the recent commentary regarding foster care, "How Maryland robs its most vulnerable children," (Oct. 14). The author incorrectly asserts that the Department of Human Resources is improperly taking assets from children in...
  • The economic elephant in the room: widening inequality

    The economic elephant in the room: widening inequality
    Four years into a so-called recovery, and we're still below recession levels in every important respect except the stock market. A measly 88,000 jobs were created in March, and total employment remains some 3 million below its pre-recession level....
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives

    Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives
    A few years ago, Verron "Ron" Brade led a move to change the way technical employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center move up from doing the work to supervising the workers. Key to preparing the Clarksville resident to lead the effort, he said, was...
  • FBI investigating apparent bomb threat left at Rep. Elijah Cummings' office

    FBI investigating apparent bomb threat left at Rep. Elijah Cummings' office
    Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region. Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
  • Rural Maryland needs immigration reform

    Rural Maryland needs immigration reform
    Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common-sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities. The historic...
  • Social Security without permanent leader

    Social Security without permanent leader
    Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard...
  • Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

    Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration
    A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011. Gary Stokes, 23, was found guilty by a Baltimore County jury in the shooting that caused the Social...
  • Social Security starts processing retirement claims for same-sex spouses

    Social Security starts processing retirement claims for same-sex spouses
    Social Security says it has begun processing — and paying — some retirement spousal claims for same-sex couples. The agency’s action comes after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that said the Defense of Marriage Act was...