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  • Caesars acknowledges federal probe, says won't affect Baltimore plans

    Caesars acknowledges federal probe, says won't affect Baltimore plans
    The parent company of Baltimore's casino said Monday that one of its businesses is the subject of a federal investigation into money laundering and that it was pulling out of a $1 billion casino venture in Boston. But officials at Caesars Entertainment...
  • State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations

    State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations
    Maryland gambling control officials said Tuesday they're "concerned" about allegations in other states involving the company building Baltimore's casino, Caesars Entertainment Corp. Caesars said Monday that one of its Las Vegas businesses is the subject...
  • Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers

    Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers
    Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question. They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
  • Obama delays health care law provision for businesses

    Obama delays health care law provision for businesses
    — The Obama administration plans to postpone a key requirement of the president's health law, delaying until 2015 penalties on large employers that don't offer health coverage. The one-year delay, announced by the Treasury Department late...
  • Businesses welcome reprieve from offering insurance

    Businesses welcome reprieve from offering insurance
    The owners of the Shanty Grille restaurant in Ellicott City breathed a sigh of relief when the Obama administration delayed for a year penalties on businesses that do not provide health insurance to employees. For months, they fretted about how they were...
  • Lending increases to Maryland small businesses under federal program

    Lending increases to Maryland small businesses under federal program
    Maryland institutions have increased their lending to small business under a federal program by nearly $337.7 million since the low point of the recession, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday. Nationally, banks raised their lending...
  • Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says

    Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says
      Cigarette consumption has gone down since 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But other tobacco use has gone up. That includes use of pipe tobacco for roll-you-own cigarettes and cigarette-like cigars, the agency...
  • Access to SSI payments temporarily disrupted

    Access to SSI payments temporarily disrupted
    Supplemental Security Income payments to adults and children with disabilities were temporarily unavailable during an intermittent outage in the early-morning hours Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Fiscal Service said Monday. SSI funds...
  • A better way to track a bomber

    A better way to track a bomber
    The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
  • $135 million in New Markets tax credits to Md. groups

    $135 million in New Markets tax credits to Md. groups
    Four Maryland organizations won the right to raise $135 million for community development projects by selling federal tax credits, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The New Markets tax credits help developers fund projects intended to add jobs and...
  • Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market

    Md. foreclosure activity high despite recovering market
    Maryland's housing market is improving, but many homeowners still face trouble. Foreclosure activity in Maryland last month reached a 33-month high, according to RealtyTrac, which gathers real estate data nationwide. Among the states, Maryland had the...
  • On IRS and wasted stimulus dollars, the buck stops nowhere

    On IRS and wasted stimulus dollars, the buck stops nowhere
    President Harry S. Truman's famous adage — "The buck stops here" — sat on his desk in the Oval Office as a clear reminder that as president, he was responsible for the decisions he made and what happened in his administration. It sent a...