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  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash

    OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash
    Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region. Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
  • Tin Lizzie's wine-making operation in Clarksville growing sweeter with age

    Tin Lizzie's wine-making operation in Clarksville growing sweeter with age
    There aren't too many Howard County businesses directly affected by the weather in California, but Tin Lizzie Wineworks is one of them. Record-setting heat and a drought this year are pushing grapes into an early harvest, including in the towns of...
  • After difficult journey to U.S., Orioles prospect Dariel Alvarez on path to majors

    After difficult journey to U.S., Orioles prospect Dariel Alvarez on path to majors
    What do you do when the small speedboat you're using to escape illegally from Cuba runs out of fuel partway through the Gulf of Mexico? The vessel rocks uncomfortably atop large waves. You haven't eaten in days. You know what could happen if you're...
  • Want to expand the EITC? Cut fraud first [Letter]

    Want to expand the EITC? Cut fraud first [Letter]
    It is not surprising that The Sun would want to spend even more money on the Earned Income Tax Credit, despite the fact that the Treasury Department reports that one-fourth of the recipients get the credit fraudulently ("Ryan's safety net," July 30)....
  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...
  • Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

    Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices
    From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through...
  • NBRS Bank weathering latest federal order to shore up its capital, president says

    NBRS Bank weathering latest federal order to shore up its capital, president says
    Operations at NBRS Financial Bank have been fairly normal since April 7 when the Federal Reserve Board of Governors issued an Prompt Corrective Action Directive to the community bank serving Harford and Cecil counties, NBRS President Hugh J. Garchinsky...
  • Powdered alcohol no threat to Harford, yet, regulators say

    In a county where the people who regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages are particularly tough on businesses selling to minors or to intoxicated patrons, what could emerge as a new drinking fad isn't raising any red flags. Not yet. Powdered alcohol...
  • Baltimore Housing Authority to sell 22 complexes to private developers

    Baltimore Housing Authority to sell 22 complexes to private developers
    Baltimore's Housing Authority is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday. Beginning next year,...
  • Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

    Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin
    Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin. The untraceable currency is...
  • Reining in secret money [Editorial]

    Some of the biggest political contributors in recent elections don't appear on any list of the usual suspects; they are neither corporations, unions nor extremely wealthy individuals. Instead, they are new nonprofit organizations that have been granted...