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  • Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job

    Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job
    President Barack Obama has appointed Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former top Maryland financial regulator, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House announced late Wednesday. Raskin, 52, has served as a governor of the Federal...
  • IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide

    IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide
    Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday. The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
  • Lester A. Houck, government worker

    Lester A. Houck, government worker
    Lester A. Houck, a retired Treasury Department worker who was the oldest member of Wesley United Methodist Church, died Aug. 16 of liver failure at Vir-Les, his Westminster farm. He was 101. The son of farmers, Lester Adelbert Houck was born on the...
  • Treasury Department to auction securities in Severn Bancorp, five other banks

    Treasury Department to auction securities in Severn Bancorp, five other banks
    The Treasury Department announced it intends to sell securities of six banks, including Severn Bancorp Inc. of Annapolis, as it winds down the Troubled Asset Relief Program. TARP was created five years ago to stabilize the country's financial system...
  • 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...
  • Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange

    Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange
    Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance...
  • Memories of the financial crisis, five years later

    Memories of the financial crisis, five years later
    The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit. The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
  • Obama to make public plea in Maryland

    Obama to make public plea in Maryland
    President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive. Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
  • What you need to know about the debt ceiling

    What you need to know about the debt ceiling
    Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...
  • Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown

     Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown
    It's no surprise that the liberal media and The Sun blame the government shutdown — or slim down — on Republicans, the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ("Grow up, Congress," Oct. 14). But The Sun comes up short when it comes to facts...
  • Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt

    Congress approves deal on shutdown, debt
    A bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year won overwhelming support in Congress late Wednesday, allowing tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland to return to work starting...